Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace

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Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of a Giant Octopus and how she searches for a home at the bottom of the ocean, lays her eggs and protects them from predators until they can hatch.

About Karen Wallace

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Karen Wallace is the author of more than ninety books, including the novel "Raspberries on the Yangtze" and the picture books "I Am a Tyrannosaurus" and "Think of an Eel." Karen also writes for children¹s television. She lives with her husband, novelist Sam Llewellyn; two sons, Will and Martin; and two Maine Coon cats, Cougar and Dave, in England. Judy Allen is an award-winning author who has written more than forty-five books for children. Her novel "Awaiting Developments" won the U.K. Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the U.K. Friends of the Earth Award and was nominated for the U.K. Carnegie Medal. Mike Bostock is an award-winning children's illustrator. In the United Kingdom, he has received the Kurt Maschler Award, the Times Educational Supplement Junior Information Book Award, the Friends of the Earth Earthworm Award, and the Parents' Choice Illustration Award for his first picture book, "Think of an Eel,
Published October 7, 1998 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Giant octopus's tentacles can grow to 150 feet, but in this graceful work the deep-sea creature seems tender and vulnerable. Wallace (previously paired with Bostock for Think of an Eel) uses two t

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Then sinks like a nightmare deep into his den."" The mother octopus defends herself through escape (shooting backward ""by sucking in seawater and pumping it out""), camouflage (turning ""very pale or very dark within seconds"") and hiding (""Octopuses don't have any bones, and they can squeeze t...

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