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Written by Katie Marsico


ISBN: 978-0-531-21394-0

List Price: $30.00

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Though they are most famous as parasites that feed by attaching themselves to larger hosts and sucking blood, leeches are actually a diverse group of worms. While some leeches fit the stereotypes, others lead very different lifestyles. Readers will learn all about the world’s leeches, from where they live and how they move around to how they reproduce and how they can be beneficial to humans.
This title will ship September 2015
Item #: 641645
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2016
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 592.66
  • Discover where the animals live with the habitat map
  • Informative text offers a clear view of the animals’ role in nature
  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Large photos allow readers to get a close look at the animals in their natural habitats
  • Fact file provides an easy reference for vital information about the animals’ classification and basic habits
  • Last chapter describes man’s impact on the animal
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com