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Seashells: More Than A Home

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Coming April 2, 2019. Preorder now!

By Melissa Stewart/ Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen

A collection of shells

Prolific, award-winning nonfiction author Melissa Stewart reveals the surprising ways seashells provide more than shelter to the mollusks that inhabit them. 

Young naturalists discover thirteen seashells in this elegant introduction to the remarkable versatility of shells. Dual-layered text highlights how shells provide more than a protective home in this expository nonfiction exploration. The informative secondary text underscores characteristics specific to each shell. Elegant watercolor illustrations create a scrapbook feel, depicting children from around the world observing and sketching seashells across shores. 

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Melissa Stewart, author

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than one hundred and fifty science books for children, including Feathers: Not Just for Flying; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Can an Aardvark Bark? (Beach Lane Books). She lives in Acton, Massachusetts. 

Sarah S. Brannen, illustrator

Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of Madame Martine (Albert Whitman), Uncle Bobby's Wedding (G. P. Putnam and Sons), and the illustrator of Feathers: Not Just for Flying; Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik; and At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui. She lives in Massachusetts. 

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-810-2

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Ages: 6-9
Page count: 32
11 x 8 1/2

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