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Patricia Wynne
Patricia J. Wynne's art has appeared in galleries, magazines, newspapers and more than 100 books for both children and adults. She has been publishing since she was eight years old, when her story about an old arrowhead found in her backyard appeared in an airline newspaper. She did her graduate... show more



Patricia J. Wynne's art has appeared in galleries, magazines, newspapers and more than 100 books for both children and adults. She has been publishing since she was eight years old, when her story about an old arrowhead found in her backyard appeared in an airline newspaper. She did her graduate work in printmaking at the University of Iowa, and attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at the same time. After teaching art and art history at the University of Windsor and Wayne State University, initiating a gallery career and working as the staff artist for the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan, Wynne moved to New York City and began freelancing. Her first book--an ABC board book edited by Ole Risom--was published by Random House. Other books quickly followed, including a Library of Knowledge series with Random House and Star Wars books illustrated in close collaboration with George Lucas. Wynne has published with more than 20 houses--including McGraw Hill and Simon and Schuster--creating books on everything from science to fables. Her editorial art has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Food and Wine, Cricket and Scientific American and her illustrations and expertise are consistently sought by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, most recently for Dark Banquet: The Curious Lives of Blood Feeding Creatures. Her books have won many awards, including honors from Parenting Magazine, the John Burroughs Association, the National Science Teachers Association and in 2008 Wynne received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. Wynne's research has taken her all over the world and to such settings as artificial heart labs and the heart of the rainforest. Wynne continues to work as a freelance artist, telling stories about what she loves: the natural world, discovery of all kinds and the faraway realms of the mind's eye.

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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 years ago
I wasn't sure what to expect from a Young Reader's Edition of this book, was it going to be dumbed down? Was it going to be a soup-to-nuts rewrite of the book, telling the story in a cutsie fashion? Or . . . well, I don't have a third idea, but you get my opinion. But what we got was the same book (...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 6 years ago
A really well-written non-fiction novel about vampire bats, leeches, bed bugs, and the substance they all feed on. The biological and anatomical information is written in language easy to decipher and digest even for those of us not well-educated in the fields of study, and the author makes just the...
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it 13 years ago
Text provides basic information on shark habitat, feeding habits, and community. Writing style and vocabulary make this a good choice for an newly independent reader. Illustrations are helpful in showing the features and size of various sharks.
Andra
Andra rated it 52 years ago
I am having a difficult time doing an overall rating for this book. I really enjoyed the first part of this book, on vampire bats - that gets 5 stars. Having worked with them in the past, I found his observations to be spot-on, and I discovered many more fascinating insights on them as well. Schutt ...
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