Welcome to the World of Kangaroos (Paperback)

By Diane Swanson

Walrus Books, 9781552854716, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003

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Description

Kangaroos are synonymous with Australia and instantly recognizable by their pouches, long tails and ability to travel by jumping. Children can learn details about how a kangaroo grows from a tiny joey in its mother's pouch to an adult. They can discover that red kangaroos can be over 6 feet tall, weigh 190 pounds, jump up to 29 feet in a single leap and reach speeds of 30 miles per hour.

Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout.



About the Author

Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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