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Bone by Bone
Comparing Animal Skeletons
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By Sara Levine
Illustrated by T.S Spookytooth
©2014
Millbrook Press

ISBN-10: 0-7613-8464-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-8464-9

Pages: 32
Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
Dewey: 599.9'47
Reading Level: 3

Interest Level: K-4
Ages: 5-10

ATOS Quiz #: 160639
ATOS AR Points: 0.50
ATOS: 3.70

Lexile Level: 710
2 Award(s)
3 Review(s)
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by Sara Levine

What animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reached your feet? Or what if you had no leg bones but kept your arm bones? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read ab...
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About the Author
Sara Levine is an assistant professor of Biology at Wheelock College and a veterinarian. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Lesley University and has taught writing and literature courses there as well. Her publications include mostly science-related essays for adults, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Her writing has appeared in the Health and Science section of the Boston Globe, The Massachusetts Review, Bayou, and in an anthology titled And Baby Makes More. In addition to teaching college level students, she has also been teaching children's environmental education classes for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and other nature centers in Massachusetts and Connecticut for over 15 years. Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons is her first book for children.
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The Cook Prize Finalist
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"I've been longing for another kind of picture book: one that appeals to young children's wildest imagination in service of real evolutionary thinking....Bone by Bone, by veterinarian and professor Sara Levine, fills the niche to near perfection." —Slate
Kirkus Reviews
"[The author's] 'what if' questions are right on target for young learners, connecting them to the subject and extending their imaginations." —Kirkus Reviews

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