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Unusual Creatures

Unusual Creatures

A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals

By Michael Hearst • Artwork, diagrams, and other visuals by Arjen Noordeman, Christie Wright, and Jelmer Noordeman


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With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

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Size: 8 1/2 x 11 in;
Pages: 108 pp;
Guided Reading Level: U
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2012
ISBN: 9781452104676
ISBN10: 1452104670
Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and Songs for Unusual Creatures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.