For millions of years, a massive shark more than twice as huge as the modern-day great white shark cruised the depths of the ocean, attacking and devouring prey. Fossil remains reveal megalodon to have been more than fifty feet long, with razor-sharp teeth, each the size of a human hand, and jaws so large it could swallow prey larger than a common dolphin. It was the biggest predatory shark ever. Award-winning author Caroline Arnold takes young readers deep beneath the prehistoric sea to investigate the habits of this monstrous shark. Fluid, detailed watercolors accompany this clear and accessible account of one of the most incredible creatures to inhabit our world. Index.
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Caroline Arnold always loved books, but as a child she never thought of writing as a career. Born in Pittsburgh, she grew up in Minneapolis and studied art at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. "It was only after my children were born that I became acquainted with children's books and it occurred to me that I could use my training to become a children's book illustrator. I soon realized that I needed a text to go with the pictures, and the more I wrote, the more I realized that I liked writing as much as or more than drawing. I've always been fascinated by the natural world and love to go to the parks and museums. Perhaps that is why so many of my books are about scientific topics." Arnold is now the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, a neuroscientist, and teaches writing at UCLA Extension. For more information visit www.carolinearnoldbooks.com.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-Arnold's readable, informative book, which looks at a giant marine predator that cruised the Miocene and Pliocene seas for millions of years, will grab shark lovers and dinophiles alike. Though no complete megalodon skeleton has been discovered to date, the author has compiled the data from numerous partial finds, compared it with that of modern sharks with likely close relationships, and extrapolated possible physical characteristics and behaviors. Her calculations have been vetted by several experts, as have Caple's liquid watercolors, which perfectly complement the text. Some purists may grumble at Arnold's terming a 52-foot megalodon as "the largest ocean predator" (60-foot sperm whales not being vegetarians), but this is a most minor carp. Overall, this book's glowing artwork, clearly accessible text, and engrossing subject will attract readers like a magnet does iron filings.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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