The Beaver by Glen Rounds

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Describes the physical characteristics, diet, and nighttime activities of the beaver, an expert swimmer and builder.
 

About Glen Rounds

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Rounds, who was born in 1906 in a sod house near Wall, South Dakota, and moved to Montana one year later in a covered wagon. He wrote dozens of tall tales and realistic books about rural America, especially North Carolina, where he lived, and Montana, where he was brought up. Rounds first book, Ol' Paul, the Mighty Logger, was published in 1936 by Holiday. He won the AAUW Award in 1983 for Wild Appaloosa. The AAUW Award was created in 1953 to honor North Carolinan children's authors.Rounds died in Pinehurst, NC, September 27, 2002, after a long illness. He was 96.
 
Published March 31, 1999 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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As one might expect from a North Carolinian like Rounds, the cantankerous beaver here bears more resemblance to a whipped hound than to the softly furred creature of Irene Brady's Beaver Year (p.

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Glen Rounds manages to combine objectivity and imagination in his description of beavers, their ingenious and complex way of life, their cautious but friendly attitude to man, their games, picnics, education, and family life.

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In prose as streamlined and sturdy as the beaver itself, Rounds (Cowboys; Once We Had a Horse) describes the habitat and habits of that furry pond-dweller. Readers learn a bit about how and why dams a

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In an afterword, Rounds punctures some common myths about beavers--notably that, contrary to the term ""working like beavers,"" these critters rarely ""hustle,"" but rather bite off just a little at a time, as it were, leaving plenty of room for naps and noshing.

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