Aimed at 10- to 14-year-old children at home and at school, this book explores the myths that have arisen around the phenomenon of identical twins.
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Grade 4-8-- Ingram's book seems to be the first treatment of this subject since Cole's Twins, the Story of Multiple Births (Morrow, 1972; o.p.). The colorful cartoon-like cover is sure to attract readers. Famous twins, including mythological couples, are discussed as an introduction. Ingram then gives readers the scientific facts on identical versus fraternal twins with the genetic implications. Strange facts about animal multiple births include current experiments such as those to save the whooping cranes. A discussion of "super-twins" (more than two at a time) leads to speculations on cloning and the multiples in Huxley's Brave New World. Ingram presents the facts and the possible role of coincidence in some of the famous cases studied. The chapter covering beliefs about multiple births around the world is of special interest to students of cultural differences as well. Ingram closes with notes on the almost telepathic bond that seems to exist between some twins. The writing is in simple declarative style, but the print is small. Although Chan's black-and-white sketchy cartoons enliven the text, the cluttered layout and blue-green wash do not yield well-designed pages. --Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio
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Book Description Maple Tree Press, 1988. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86356846
Book Description Maple Tree Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G092077525XI3N00
Book Description Key Porter Books, 1940. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 130873n
Book Description Maple Tree Press, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 092077525X 96 pages including index. Award-winning science reporter Jay Ingram takes you into the incredible world of twins. Intended for younger readers. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 41702579