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  • Published: 3 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781682630129
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

A Place for Fish




For nature lovers, environmentalists, and fans of fresh- and salt-water creatures.

Scientists have discovered more than 25,000 species of fish on Earth and estimate there are thousands more to be identified, but the fish population has been steadily declining for decades. Human actions often contribute to the decline. How can we help ensure that there will be a safe place for fish?

In simple yet compelling language, veteran science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American fish, from the North Atlantic swordfish to the spotted trunkfish of Florida's coral reefs. Her clear narrative shows the threats these fish face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them.

Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each fish, this is a perfect choice for budding young scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.

This nonfiction picture book is one of the six titles in the prize-winning A Place for... series, a collection that opens readers' minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.

  • Published: 3 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781682630129
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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Praise for A Place for Fish

"This nonfiction picture book glows with beautiful acrylic illustrations showing underwater, shoreline, and sea scenes. . . This total package of text and illustration attracts readers and provides facts for budding conservationists" —Library Media Connection "The information is presented for young readers. . . the full-color illustrations are very detailed" —School Library Journal "Attractive, informative introduction to fish and their conservation." —Booklist

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