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How Old Is a Whale? by Lily Murray
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How Old Is a Whale? by Lily Murray
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Mar 07, 2023 | ISBN 9781536229752

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Well-researched text and winning visuals anchor a fascinating look at life spans.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The illustrations in this book will draw readers in immediately and the content will keep them turning the pages. Author Lily Murray provides exquisitely written text which explores life spans across the animal kingdom. . . This book spectacularly captures what a life span represents in nature. . . . With engaging content and a wealth of potential STEM connections, this is an excellent book for budding biologists, zoologists, and anyone who loves animals.
—School Library Connection (starred review)

Murray writes clearly, with a good sense of what will interest kids. The large format showcases Hodgson’s digitally enhanced colored-pencil drawings. Unified in style but varied in their settings, details, and dramatic effects, the pictures helpfully illustrate habitats and successive life cycle stages. . . An intriguing book for animal lovers young and old.
—Booklist (starred review)

From a lifespan of five minutes to immortality, the longevity of a variety of species of animals is featured in this fascinating book. . . illustrations, done in detailed colored pencil, capture the uniqueness of each creature and their habitats. A fascinating collection of animals and a unique lens through which to examine survival throughout the animal world.
—School Library Journal

Lily Murray’s thoughtful text and sweeping illustrations by Jesse Hodgson evoke a sense of wonder at the sheer range of things.
—The Wall Street Jounral

This fascinating book looks at how different life spans shape creatures’ every moment, whether in a race against time or a long, slow glide, and dives into such mysteries as the monarch butterfly’s multi-generational migration and the chilly lives of glass sponges and jellyfish. Readers will never look the same way again at American lobsters (life span: 100-plus years), which can regrow lost limbs, and ocean quahogs (life span: 400 years), clams that, like trees, accumulate shell bands as they age.
—The Virginian Pilot


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