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Jack's Insects by  Edmund Selous

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Jack's Insects
by Edmund Selous
When Jack receives a book on insects for his birthday, Maggie wishes one could get 'into' a book. And so they do, experiencing adventures with insects of all sorts as they 'travel' through the book. Along the way they encounter a butterfly with a grievance, extraordinary caterpillars, a hungry spider, a distinguished musician (a katydid), as well as fireflies, locusts, grasshoppers, wasps, bees, and more. Each animal is brought to life so vividly through the story that the reader unconsciously absorbs the details of its existence: its physical characteristics, its habits and preferences, and its interactions with other animals.  Ages 9-11
430 pages $18.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Inside the Book
Jack Promises the Great Morpho Butterfly
The Quite Unintentional Insult
A Butterfly with a Grievance and Other Butterflies
Caterpillars Extraordinary
Very Surprising Adventures
Jack and Maggie Have Their Lives Saved
All Full of Glory and Grandeur
A Very Distinguished Musician
Jack and Maggie Go to a Concert
A Very Classical Insect
A Remarkable Autobiography
Jack and Maggie Are Found To Be Not Quite in Tune
A Queer Trial without Any Verdict
A Flying Visit to Mexico
Jack and Maggie Drop Off with the Conversation
A Visit to Diving-Bell Hall
The Raft-Spider Does Her Very Best
Jack and Maggie Are Presented at Court
Into the Bee-Hive and out of the Book

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