Giant Squid by Candace Fleming

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The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.

An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape-- these fragments of proof were all we had . . . until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.

In this beautiful and clever nonfiction picture book about the giant squid, Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann explore, both visually and poetically, this hidden creature's mysterious life.

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About Candace Fleming

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Candace Fleming is the author of many acclaimed picture books and biographies for young readers, including Papa's Mechanical Fish, Oh, No!, and the recent The Family Romanov, which received five starred reviews.Eric Rohmann has created and illustrated many picture books. He received a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies, and the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit, which has published by Roaring Brook Press. Candace and Eric live in Oak Park, Illinois.
Published September 27, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Gr 2–4—Through engrossing, informative verse, Fleming artfully introduces readers to a mysterious sea monster that glides through the deepest and darkest reaches of the ocean. Although some species of giant squid are as large as a bus, these animals are rarely spotted by people. Scientists have b...

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