A Strange Place to Call Home by Marilyn Singer
The World's Most Dangerous Habitats & the Animals That Call Them Home

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Under the desert's cracked and barren skin, spadefoot toads are waiting for rain. In the endless black of the deepest caves, blind fish find their way. Even in the frozen hearts of glaciers, ice worms by the billion flourish. In this fascinating look at fourteen animals who defy the odds by thriving in Earth's most dangerous places, renowned poet Marilyn Singer and celebrated artist Ed Young show that of all the miracles of life, it is life's persistence that astounds the most.

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Marilyn Singer is the author of more than 90 books for children and young adults, but she especially loves to write poetry. She lives with her husband and several pets in Brooklyn, New York, which is sometimes a strange place to call home, and in Washington, Connecticut. Ed Young has illustrated more than 80 books for children He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, in addition to many other awards. He lives with his family in New York.
Published August 22, 2012 by Chronicle Books. 44 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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They’re set directly on double-page illustrations, collages of painted and textured papers, cut and torn, which, though reminiscent of Eric Carle and Steve Jenkins, have Young’s irregular lines, distinctive brushwork and soft colors.

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Ice worms squirm “beneath the glacial ice/ helped by their own antifreeze.” Flamingos feature in a villanelle set in the salt flats they occupy: “This harsh and salty land—/ Flamingos find it grand.” Torn, fibrous brown papers, representing a sandstorm, dwarf a nearly hidden camel;

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