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Elephant Talk
The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication
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By Ann Downer
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©2011
Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN-10: 0-7613-5766-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-5766-7

Pages: 112
Trim Size: 7 3/8 x 8 5/8
Dewey: 599.67'4159
Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 6-12
Ages: 11-18

ATOS Quiz #: 142767
ATOS AR Points: 3.00
ATOS: 8.80

Lexile Level: 1220
5 Award(s)
7 Review(s)
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by Ann Downer

On a hot day in the African savannah, a group of elephants searches for food.  While foraging they often lose sight of one another. Yet at the end of the day, in one coordinated movement, th...
Bibliography, Black-and-White Photographs, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Source Notes, Timeline, Table of Contents, Websites
About the Author
Ann Downer was born in Virginia and spent part of her childhood in the Philippines and in Thailand. She is the author of five fantasy novels for young readers and three previous books about science, including the award-winning Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication for Twenty-First Century Books. Her first picture book, Shark Baby, was published in 2013. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and son. Their backyard is visited by woodchucks, skunks, and rabbits, but no bears—so far. 
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