Animals Illustrated: Muskox

 
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Animals Illustrated:  Muskox

The author of this non-fiction title is a hunter and trapper from Kugluktuk, Nunavut in the most northern territories of Canada.  He brings a familiarity and first hand knowledge of Arctic animals to this celebration of the muskox.

What is a muskox?  How big is it?  Turns out they live year round in the Arctic where temperatures can drop to -58 degrees Farenheit (-50 degrees Celsius).  How would an animal keep warm in that cold?  What does a muskox have to survive those extreme conditions?

Exploring the Range, Diet, Predators, Babies, Diet and some Fun Facts this warmly illustrated introduction to an Arctic animal finishes up by sharing the traditional uses the Inuit have for using the muskox in their daily lives and their culture.

A wonderful series written predominantly by Inuit authors.

26 pages    978-1772271225   Ages  6-10

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

******** Kids will learn how muskoxen raise their babies, what they eat and how they forage, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the many fascinating adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than most other animals!--from the publisher

 

 

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