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Run for Your Life!

Predators and Prey on the African Savanna

Lola M. Schaefer, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)


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A day on the African savanna is like a game of hide-and-seek with deadly consequences. Fierce, predatory animals chase down weaker creatures for food, while their targets scatter to avoid ending up as lunch. We see animals of all sizes on their quest for a meal, leading up to a climactic face-off with some hungry lions: Run for your life! Backmatter includes average sprint speeds for the animals mentioned in the book.

Holiday House, 9780823435555, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2016

About the Author

Lola M. Schaefer has written many award-winning books for children. After teaching in elementary school classrooms for eighteen years, she is now a national writing and educational consultant. She is the author of Swamp Chomp, illustrated by Paul Meisel. She lives in Georgia.

Paul Meisel is the author and illustrator of See Me Run, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and See Me Dig, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and is the illustrator of many books for young people, including The Schmutzy Family by Madelyn Rosenberg, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. He lives in Connecticut.