Marshes & Swamps (Paperback)

By Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 9780823415151, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/1998)

List Price: 7.99*
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An eye-catching, kid-friendly exploration of marshes, swamps, and the plants and animals that thrive there.

With her signature combination of bright, clearly-labeled watercolor illustrations and accessible text, Gail Gibbons introduces wetlands-- what they are, why they're important, and the birds, fish, and wildlife that make their homes in these unique ecosystems. 

Comparing and contrasting the different types of wetlands, Marshes & Swamps explores the basics of wetland formation, the differences between salt- and freshwater ecosystems, and what types of plants and trees flourish in each. 

Also included is an introduction to wetland conservation, a map of major swamp and marshlands in the United States, and a page of marsh and swamp facts. Perfect for elementary students, Marshe & Swamps will have you on the lookout for wetlands wherever you travel.

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.