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Ada Public Library J 591.714 HAL (Text) 33500013053582 New Available -
Barnesville Public Library J 591.714 HAL (Text) 33500013053590 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781541524736
  • ISBN: 1512482005
  • ISBN: 9781512482003
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2019]

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General Note: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Death: an important part of life -- Life after death -- Creepy-crawly death eaters -- Furry death eaters -- Death eaters from the sky -- Death eaters in the sea -- Conclusion: death after life.
Summary, etc.: "An in-depth look at the science of decomposition, Death Eaters showcases how and why living things are recycled by the planet and its creatures after death."--
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Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1
    Halls enthusiastically breaks down the decomposition process in this systematic look at scavengers. Her introduction establishes death as a necessary part of the life cycle, declaring, "Sure, it's gross, but it is also amazing." Her sense of wonder permeates the text, which strikes an admirable balance between putrescent and matter-of-fact details. After outlining the five stages of vertebrate decomposition, Halls devotes chapters to general categories of scavengers and decomposers (insects, mammals, birds, and marine critters) in the basic order in which they arrive at a carcass. The book's clean layout features well-chosen and positioned photos, diagrams, and fact boxes that make even gruesome information easy to digest. Flies and flesh-eating maggots get the ball rolling, followed by opportunistic eaters, such as raccoons, hyenas, and even bears. Avian appetites are triggered next, allowing seagulls, crows, and vultures to swoop in. A quick dip into the sea reveals a clean-up crew of crustaceans and bone-eating worms. By providing context and a big-picture approach to death, Halls equips young readers with understanding from which comfort and awe can grow. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Death (Biology) Juvenile literature
Biodegradation Juvenile literature
Scavengers (Zoology) Juvenile literature
Death (Biology)
Scavengers (Zoology)
Death (Biology)
Scavengers (Zoology)
Genre: Nonfiction.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
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