Book Reviews of Creatures of the Kingdom : Stories About Animals and Nature

Creatures of the Kingdom : Stories About Animals and Nature
Creatures of the Kingdom Stories About Animals and Nature
Author: James A. Michener
ISBN-13: 9780679413677
ISBN-10: 0679413677
Publication Date: 10/12/1993
Pages: 281
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great bits from Michener's other books. Will be reading some more of his novels because of this book.
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From School Library Journal:
Flowing descriptions, scientific details, and unique individuals unite in this anthology composed primarily of excerpts from Michener's earlier works. The stories provide a variety of animal personalities and actions. The gentle, the stubborn, the vicious, and the humorous all fight to survive in their own unique ways. The animals always remain true to their natural instincts. Frequently they are called by their species name; sometimes, though, the author has given them affectionate, Latinized versions of their scientific names. Although the brevity of the selections and the inclusion of line drawings may appeal to younger students, the vocabulary is a bit challenging. Dialogue is kept to a minimum and is only used in those few stories where humans appear. A wonderful opportunity for students to become acquainted with a talented writer without having to tackle one of his longer works.
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Michener's take on the evolution of certain species and why some survived and others disappearred.