Whistling Thorn by Helen Cowcher

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A look at evolution on the African savannah describes how the acacia bush, in danger of having its leaves ravaged by animals, began to produce thorns that protect it and create a beautiful sound when the wind blows.
 

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Published December 1, 1997 by Milet Ltd. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Again, an outstandingly beautiful offering from Cowcher (Tigress, 1991), this time in a simple, fascinating explanation of the acacia's symbiotic adaptation--which allows it to survive despite the giraffe's fondness for its leaves--that is almost a pourquoi tale: Long ago, both giraffes and rhino...

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