The Truth (and Myths) About Sea Monsters

by L. A. Peacock illustrated by Stefano Tambellini


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This fact-filled book separates the fish tales from the true tales about super sharks, giant squids, and the biggest water beasts of the past and present!

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Which of these statements are true, and which are myths?

  • Giant squids have attacked submarines.
  • Stingrays shoot their poisonous spines.
  • Some prehistoric whales looked like crocodiles.
  • South American piranhas have killed and eaten human beings.
Only the third is true. The rest are myths! In this fact-filled book, you'll discover amazing facts—and myths—about sea monsters!
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About this Series

With heart-pounding action and high emotional stakes, this well-researched fiction series brings historical disasters to life through the eyes of people who experience them. Each chapter book puts an ordinary kid in the middle of a terrifying event, from a devastating hurricane to an infamous shipwreck. With determination and a bit of luck, these characters survive dangerous situations, reunite with their friends and families, and start to rebuild their lives.

Told in short, gripping chapters with striking black-and-white illustrations, the I Survived stories keep readers on the edges of their seats as they learn about important current events and moments in history. Thoughtful author's notes provide additional background information, timelines, and research and writing tips.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 2 - 4
    • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-70566-0