What is a Marsupial?

Heather Levigne, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790044

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Marsupials are the only mammals that have a pouch on their body in which they carry their young. Most of these amazing animals live in Australia, where they have adapted to the harsh conditions of life in the outback. In What is a Marsupial? children will learn astounding facts about marsupials, including the important differences between marsupials and placentals, how kangaroos, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, opossums, and bilbies are related, how marsupials reproduce and raise their young, the ways in which they hunt and feed, and why some marsupials are in danger.

Reading Level
Lexile
775L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
5.4
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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