A fun and familiar topic, Animals That Live in the Ocean/Animales que viven en el océano contains simple, bilingual text, and a strong photo-text match, which combine to make this series a perfect introduction to reading. the series will appeal to ELLs and other readers who enjoy learning about the features and habits of animals that live in the ocean. Full-page photographs complement the text throughout. Sea Turtles/Tortugas marinas focuses on this ancient creature that lives mainly in water but whose females must return to land to lay their eggs.
"When Davey Wexler's father dies in her arms after being shot by robbers at his 7-11 store, she is left stunned, lonely, and angry. Her family moves to New Mexico where Davey meets a young man who helps her cope with her father's death. Blume skillfully deals with the stages of grief and provides a story line that will evoke much class discussion."
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|| New York, N.Y. :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,1998
206 pages ; 24 cm