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The Magnificent Book of Sharks

Illustrated by Val Walerczuk
Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Dive into the oceans of the world and get up close to 36 amazing sharks.

The Magnificent Book of Sharks takes you across open waters, into coastal seas, through warm tropical reefs, and deep into the murky ocean depths where sharks live.

From the tiny pygmy shark to the massive whale shark, The Magnificent Book of Sharks depicts some of the ocean’s most incredible creatures in stunning and accurate, original illustrations. Intriguing facts accompany every illustration. Find out why the lantern shark glows in the dark, how the epaulette shark “walks” on land, and which senses sharks use to find their prey. Discover hundreds of fascinating facts about sharks in this gorgeous reference that you will revisit again and again.

36 DIFFERENT SHARKS: Learn about dozens of sharks, from the great white to the tasselled wobbegong.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Vibrant, detailed images bring the sharks to life.

FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of fascinating facts in an easy-to-read format that will enthrall animal lovers of all ages.  

MAP OF THE SHARK WORLD: Includes a beautiful, full-color map that shows where in the world each shark species lives.

COLLECT THE SERIES: More beautifully illustrated compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Birds, The Magnificent Book of Horses, The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals, and The Magnificent Book of Birds.

About The Authors

Barbara Taylor studied environmental sciences at the University of Southampton before becoming a science editor and writer at London's Natural History Museum. She is a multi-award-winning author of more than 120 children's information books and encyclopedias on natural history, science, and geography.

About The Illustrator

Val Walerczuk believes anything is possible when it comes to creating art. This internationally acclaimed illustrator is a stickler for accuracy and attention to detail, and passionate about animals and natural history.

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