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Written & illustrated by Seymour Simon
Published by Ty Crowell Co
Goodreads Rating - 3.4 / 5.0
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Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of whales.

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Book Topics › whales
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Book Topics › nonfiction
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Book Topics › marine life
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Seymour Simon

<p>Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the <em>New York Times</em>. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!</p>

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August 1, 1989

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