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Red-spotted Newt.

Gove, Doris; Duncan, Beverly (illustrator).

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ISBN 10: 0689316976 / ISBN 13: 9780689316975
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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28 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. NATURE. This story follows the life of one red-spotted newt as she hatches from an egg and finds prey in the pond mud. This story of the unusual life of the newt is gracefully told by a knowledgeable biologist and illustrated in beautiful, accurate watercolor paintings. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Newts, Juvenile Literature, Ecology, Underwater, Environment, Doris Gove). Bookseller Inventory # 6327X1

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Title: Red-spotted Newt.

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of the red-spotted newt.

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Who knew that red-spotted newts produce poisonous chemicals that smell and taste bad to protect them from predators? Or that they are called efts (newts were originally ewts) during the one to five years they wander on land before returning to water (and, presumably, newt-hood) to hatch their young. Gove (One Rainy Night, p. 556, etc.), a zoologist with a specialty in snakes and lizards, delivers a riveting account of one newt's action-packed life. Her book is typically full of fascinating, arcane bits of information, as well as moments of high drama: a newt's particularly gooey encounter with a hungry toad, for example. We follow the eft on land, and then to her egg-laying water stage, ending up as we began, with our newt heroine eating some tiny clams and nudging through the mud. Gove is a graceful writer who can turn a lesson on newts into an exciting story. And, as they did in Gove's A Water Snake's Year (1991), Duncan's wonderfully detailed illustrations match the exactitude of the text brilliantly. This may be more than most people want to know about newts, but it is an inspiring book for nature buffs. (Nonfiction. 7+) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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