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Moles : the superpower field guide / by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Nicholas Frith.

Poliquin, Rachel, 1975- (author.). Frith, Nicholas John, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 599.335 POL (Text) 33500013088034 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 599.335 POL (Text) 33500013088042 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544951075
  • ISBN: 0544951077
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Funny and fact-filled, Moles is another installment in the Superpower field guides series by author Rachel Poliquin, featuring full-color illustrations by Nicholas John Frith that will engage readers with witty narration and fun visual elements, inspiring readers to dig deep and see the world, both above and below ground, with new eyes"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10.
K to grade 3.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* Having sunk her teeth into Beavers (2018) in the first entry in the Superpower Field Guide series, Poliquin now digs into moles—those "tunneling torpedoes" whose subterranean superpowers include "Indefatigable Paws of Power," "Arms of Hercules," a fantastically sensitive "Early Whisker Warning System," the ability to turn around in tight places due to "Super-Squidgibility," and the admittedly-unproven-but-too-good-to-leave-out "Saliva of Death." Along with unpacking each power in succession, the author leads a house tour beneath the turf to point out typical latrines, "worm pantries" (where live provisions are stashed, their heads bitten off so they can't escape), and other expertly excavated chambers and tunnels. She surveys New and Old World mole species and explains how the blood of the "blazing bitsy backhoes" is uniquely adapted for low-oxygen environments. Pop quizzes mix recaps with ringers (True or false: "Moles are strong enough to juggle bulls"), and the back matter features a small but choice heap of print and web resources . . . including, of course, The Wind in the Willows. On almost every page, Frith's freestyle animal portraits, cutaway views, and glimpses of the casually dressed author scouting out facts echo the narrative's exuberant tone as well as significant portions of its content. Readers will never again regard these "bionic burrowers" as pests—or, at least, not as ordinary ones. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Poliquin has a PhD in the history of science. She is the author of Beavers: The Superpower Field Guide. She lives in Canada.

Nicholas John Frith is the author/illustrator of Beavers: The Superpower Field Guide, Hector the Hummingbird and Hello, Mr. Dodo! He  lives and works on the English coast.

Subject: Moles (Animals) > Juvenile literature.
Moles (Animals)
Genre: Juvenile works.

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