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By Kathi Appelt

Newbery Medal Honoree Kathi Appelt enchants with a story approximately mermaids, mermen, and what occurs if you happen to think in fairy stories for too long.

Keeper was once born within the ocean, and she or he believes she is a component mermaid. So whilst she unintentionally units off a sequence of mess ups, she is going out trying to find her mother—an unpredictable and uncommonly beautiful lady who swam away whilst Keeper used to be 3. Keeper heads correct for the sea, correct for the sandbar the place mermaids are identified to assemble on complete moon nights. yet her boat is simply too small for the surf—and a lot too small for the hurricane that's brewing at the horizon.

     Kathi Appelt follows her award-winning and New York instances bestselling novel The beneath with this beautiful, mysterious, and breathtaking story of a lady who outgrows fairy stories a bit of too late—and learns in spite of everything that there's not anything extra magical and legendary than love itself.

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44 Ghost crab Green sea turtles 45 Which shark feeds mostly at night? The hammerhead. Some scientists have traced the daily activities of a group of hammerheads. By day, the sharks swim in circles around underwater mountains, called seamounts. At dusk, the sharks head for their feeding ground, a distance of about 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km). All night long, these sharks gulp down tremendous numbers of squid and different kinds of fish. At dawn, the hammerheads make their way back to the seamounts.

Either the horned owl doesn’t have much sense of smell—or it just holds its breath! 28 Spotted skunk Red fox 29 Giant desert hairy scorpion Sun spider 30 Are spiders night creatures? Some are. Among them are many hunting spiders that chase insects or lie in wait for them, instead of catching them in webs. All day long, these hunting spiders hide in nests they build out of the silk they spin from special glands in their body. When night falls, they leave their nests to search for food. Even though they have eight very small eyes, many of these spiders are nearly blind.

Are all frogs noisy at night? No, just the males. Both male and female frogs have vocal cords in their throats, just as we do. But in most species, only the males produce the sounds. They do this by pumping air over their vocal cords. To make the sounds louder, the frogs puff up their throats like balloons. They use these calls to attract females. 6 km) away. Where are frogs during the day? Some are hiding. These frogs keep cool and damp under rotting tree stumps, piles of leaves, mounds of mud, and around wells, docks, or bridges.

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