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Laurence P. Pringle

Autor(a) de Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals

130+ Works 3,676 Membros 120 Críticas

About the Author

Laurence Pringle was raised on an isolated farm in western New York. He studied wildlife biology at Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and had begun to seek a doctorate in that field. But for several reasons, including trouble with some subjects, Pringle decided to mostrar mais switch to journalism. In 1962, he was looking for a job as an editor and writer with an outdoor or science magazine. He found an opening with Nature and Science, a children's magazine published by The American Museum of Natural History. Pringle joined that magazine in early 1963 and during the seven years of that magazine's life, learned a lot about writing for young readers. His friend and editor at the magazine encouraged Pringle to write a book for children. His first manuscript was rejected by several publishers but was finally accepted and published in 1968. When Nature and Science was disbanded in the spring of 1970, Pringle had two choices: look for another editing job or try to survive as a freelance writer. He chose to become a writer and is now the highly acclaimed author of over a hundred books. He writes mainly biographical and environmental stories for children and young adults. Pringle is the recipient of two major awards for his body of writing; the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award in 1999. He has won national awards from the American Nature Study Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Many of his books, including Everybody Has a Bellybutton, have been cited by the National Science Teacher's Association/Children's Book Council as "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children." In 1998, the National Council of Teachers of English selected his book An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly for the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Laurence P. Pringle

Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals (2001) 390 exemplares
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly (1997) 316 exemplares, 26 críticas
Batman: Exploring the World of Bats (1991) 171 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bats!: Strange and Wonderful (2000) 148 exemplares, 5 críticas
Naming the Cat (1900) 120 exemplares, 8 críticas
Dragon In The Sky (Junior Library Guild) (2001) 95 exemplares, 1 crítica
Rivers and Lakes (1983) 81 exemplares
Octopus Hug (1993) 80 exemplares, 5 críticas
Sharks!: Strange and Wonderful (2001) 79 exemplares, 2 críticas
ICE!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business (2012) 74 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Secret Life of the Red Fox (2017) 74 exemplares, 4 críticas
Crows!: Strange and Wonderful (2002) 51 exemplares
Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful (2012) 41 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat (2018) 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cicadas!: Strange and Wonderful (2010) — Autor — 37 exemplares, 2 críticas
Penguins Strange and Wonderful (2007) 33 exemplares, 4 críticas
Owls! Strange and Wonderful (2016) 32 exemplares
One Room School (1996) 29 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Secret Life of the Woolly Bear Caterpillar (2014) 29 exemplares, 1 crítica
Imagine a Dragon (2008) 29 exemplares, 3 críticas
Octopuses!: Strange and Wonderful (2015) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Whales!: Strange and Wonderful (2003) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Snakes! (Strange and Wonderful) (2004) 27 exemplares
Come to the Ocean's Edge (2003) 27 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Secret Life of the Sea Otter (2022) 26 exemplares, 2 críticas
Antarctica: The Last Unspoiled Continent (1992) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bear Hug (2003) 26 exemplares, 5 críticas
Death is natural (1977) 25 exemplares, 1 crítica
Scorpions!: Strange and Wonderful (2013) 25 exemplares, 1 crítica
Spiders!: Strange and Wonderful (2017) 24 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Secret Life of the Skunk (2019) 21 exemplares
Water Plants (1975) 20 exemplares
Follow a Fisher (1973) 20 exemplares
The Secret Life of the Sloth (2021) 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
Natural Fire: Its Ecology in Forests (1979) 17 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Only Earth We Have (1969) 14 exemplares
Chains, Webs, and Pyramids (1975) 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Environmental Movement (2000) 12 exemplares
Strange Animals, New to Science (2002) 12 exemplares
Wild River (1972) 12 exemplares
Hearing (Explore Your Senses) (2000) 10 exemplares
Nuclear Energy (1989) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Smoking a Risky Business (1995) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Animal Rights Controversy (1989) 9 exemplares
Saving Our Wildlife (1990) 8 exemplares
Animals at play (1985) 8 exemplares
Listen to the Crows (1976) 8 exemplares
Touch (Explore Your Senses) (2000) 8 exemplares
Taste (Explore Your Senses) (2000) 8 exemplares
Animals and Their Niches (1977) 8 exemplares
Drinking: A Risky Business (1997) 7 exemplares
Ecology: Science of Survival (1971) 7 exemplares
Being a plant (1983) 7 exemplares
Smell (Explore Your Senses) (2000) 6 exemplares
Here Come the Killer Bees (1986) 6 exemplares
Killer Bees (Morrow Junior Books) (1990) 6 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jesse Builds a Road (1989) 6 exemplares
City and Suburb (1975) 6 exemplares
WOLVES! Strange and Wonderful (2022) 5 exemplares
Sight (Explore Your Senses) (2000) 5 exemplares
Nature! Wild and Wonderful (1997) 5 exemplares
Feral: Tame Animals Gone Wild (1983) 4 exemplares
Vampire bats (1982) 4 exemplares
Living in a risky world (1989) 3 exemplares
Pests and people (1972) 2 exemplares
Restoring Our Earth (1987) 2 exemplares
Energy: Power for People (1975) 2 exemplares
In a Beaver Valley (1970) 1 exemplar
Animals 1 exemplar
This is a River 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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An exploration of the life of sloths from the perspective of a female sloth, Perezoso, as she raises an infant. Beautifully illustrated in pastels.
KristenRoper | Mar 26, 2024 |
- Age: End of primary beginning intermediate

- I love the beautiful paintings and how cute the little bat is. The book is very informative however, the bat still plays around making it fun and engaging.

- I might have this in my classroom because it is cute and informative.
sabmcd | Jan 11, 2024 |
Mx2018 | 1 outra crítica | Jun 5, 2023 |



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