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Slow Down for Manatees

by Jim Arnosky

Published by Putnam, 2010
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠥99241703

Ages 5 - 8

A pregnant manatee badly injured by a boat in shallow water is taken to an aquarium where she is treated and begins to heal. 揃ut her world, once boundless, had shrunk to the size of a tank. Jim Arnosky抯 straightforward yet moving account of the manatee抯 gradual recovery, the birth of her calf, and their eventual release back into the wild highlights the plight of this gentle creature whose greatest danger is humans who don抰 take care when boating in waters where manatees live and swim. An author抯 note following this fictional story based on actual events provides additional information about manatees. Full-page paintings and small spot illustrations of the manatee抯 natural habitat accompany the narrative.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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