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Organs!: How They Work, Fall Apart, and Can Be Replaced (Gasp!) Hardcover – June 30, 2009
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—Presenting perspectives from the past, present, and future, Parker offers an innovative and amusing look at the study of the body's organs. Although she writes simply, in conversational language, the author mentions serious aspects of our organs and gives readers insightful information that will inspire them to investigate the topic further. Many books like these get bogged down with medical terms and are too complicated for the intended audience. This one, however, gives clear explanations and historical sidebars and snippets of information throughout. The cycle of major organs is refreshingly described and is accompanied by vibrant and adequately detailed diagrams, all of which will keep readers engaged. While providing good content suitable for student research, the author's point of view is clear—know how your body works. Good organization of text and illustrations result in a book that will have broad appeal.—Valerie Scott-Dixon, Sherwood Forest Media Center, Norfolk, VA
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About the Author
Nancy Winslow Parker is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Locks, Crocs, and Skeeters; Bugs, written by Joan Wright Richards; and Money, Money, Money. She lives in New York City and Mantoloking, New Jersey.
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