Think of an Eel Big Book: Read and Wonder (Paperback)
Read and Wonder
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763624705, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 26, 2004
Both poetic and scientifically accurate, THINK OF AN EEL relates the little-known lifestyle of a most intriguing fish. In graceful verse that matches the rhythm of an eel's movement, THINK OF AN EEL relates the little-known lifestyle of a most intriguing fish. Children follow an eel from the day he is born, deep in the Sargasso Sea, to his years spent in the ocean, then join him on a trip up a freshwater river and return with him back to the sea, where he has his offspring. Fluid watercolor illustrations depict the sea and river setting in a story as captivating as it is true.
About the Author
Karen Wallace has spent time fishing in the rivers of Ireland. She says she didni1/2t see eels very often, but "when I did, I couldni1/2t get over how extraordinary they were." Mike Bostock remembers catching eels as a child. "But reading the text was an education for me," he says. "I had no idea they went through so many changes."