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003    OCoLC 
005    20161027103918.0 
008    151211t20162016oncab  j b    000 0 eng   
016    20159084504 
020    9781554988655|q(bound) 
020    1554988659|q(bound) 
035    (OCoLC)932844350 
040    NLC|beng|erda|cNLC|dOCLCO|dBDX|dYDXCP|dBTCTA|dOCLCF|dTOH
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049    CIBA 
050  4 QL696.C42|bT56 2016 
082 04 j598.3/3|223 
100 1  Thornhill, Jan,|eauthor,|eillustrator. 
245 14 The tragic tale of the great auk /|cJan Thornhill. 
264  1 Toronto ;|aBerkeley :|bGroundwood Books :|bHouse of Anansi
       Press,|c2016. 
264  4 |c©2016 
300    1 volume (unpaged) :|bcolor illustrations, color map ;|c29
       cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
520    For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in 
       the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, 
       diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to 
       mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a 
       single one of these magnificent birds was alive.  In this 
       stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-
       winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the 
       tragic story of these birds that "weighed as much as a 
       sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen's waist." 
       Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. 
       They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings 
       meant they couldn't fly and their feet were so far back on
       their bodies, they couldn't walk very well. Still the 
       birds managed to escape their predators much of the 
       time...until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were 
       pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and 
       finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. 
       They became collectors' items--their skins were stuffed 
       for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful 
       eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed 
       auks--one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by 
       Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a
       red-carpet welcome at the airport.) 
521 8  1130L|bLexile 
526 0  Accelerated Reader|bMG|c6.5|d1|e1|z183707 
530    Issued also in electronic format. 
650  0 Great auk|vJuvenile literature. 
776 1  Thornhill, Jan, author, illustrator.|tTragic tale of the 
       great auk.|w(CaOONL)20159084512 
994    C0|bCIB 
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