Little Monsters by Albert Marrin
The Creatures that Live on Us and in Us

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Award winner Albert Marrin answers the question: "What's eating you?" - literally

From nonfiction master Albert Marrin, here is the shocking story of the longest running war of all time: man versus parasite. From fleas, ticks, lice, and bedbugs to worms, mites, leeches, and maggots, Marrin explains what parasites are, how they invade our bodies, and their effects for good or ill. At their best, parasites have saved limbs and lives; at their worst, they've been responsible for the deaths of billions of people and altered the course of human history. With photographs and illustrations throughout, this exploration of the hidden world exposes the creatures responsible for making our skin crawl - since the beginning of time.


About Albert Marrin

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Albert Marrin is the author of over two dozen award-winning nonfiction books for young people. He won the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. He lives in Riverdale, New York.
Published December 8, 2011 by Dutton Books for Young Readers. 128 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, History.

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With humor, eloquence, and smart analysis, Marrin (Years of Dust) looks into the surprisingly complex relationship between humans and parasites.

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