A GATHERING OF GARTER SNAKES by Bianca Lavies

A GATHERING OF GARTER SNAKES

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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Imagine ten thousand garter snakes writhing and wriggling as they emerge from winter hibernation in the limestone caverns in Manitoba, Canada. The intrepid author photographer captures the unfolding drama, admitting, ``I used to be terrified of snakes.'' Obviously her terror has changed to admiration, as evidenced in many striking close-up photos: birthing snakes, balls of snakes clinging to trees, snakes crawling on a kitchen counter seeking warmth, and crawling over the photographer. She describes the yearly cycle of this common garter snake, and the mass hibernation that occurs nowhere else in the world. Lucid text and the compelling photos make this title a must for snake lovers. (Nonfiction 8-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-525-45099-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1993




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