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Welcome to the World of Octopuses

by Diane Swanson

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list price: $7.95
published: 2011
publisher: Whitecap Books
imprint: Walrus

Which animal is a master of disguise, able to make its skin bumpy or smooth to blend in with the background? An octopus! It's hard to imagine that a spineless creature such as the octopus is actually an intelligent animal. Some, such as the giant Pacific octopus, weigh up to 154 pounds and can stretch up to 23 feet from arm to arm! Young readers will discover through vibrant photos and intriguing text that octopuses, often misunderstood and feared, are actually curious, playful, and gentle sea creatures.

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Diane Swanson specializes in nature writing for children. She is the author of many books, including Safari Beneath the Sea, which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Diane Swanson

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.
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