The Tarantula Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) (Paperback)

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By Nic Bishop (By (photographer)), Sy Montgomery
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A Sibert Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for K–12
A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice List
* “Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes.”—School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Visit his website at:

Researching films, articles, and 22 books, SY MONTGOMERY has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618915774
ISBN-10: 061891577X
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2007
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Scientists in the Field Series