Fly Traps! by Martin Jenkins
  

Fly Traps!

Written by Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by David Parkins

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Synopsis

Fly Traps! by Martin Jenkins

Relaunch of an award-winning non-fiction series. Read and Wonder is an innovative and highly acclaimed series of non-fiction picture books about the real world. They're written from a very personal viewpoint, mixing facts with feelings, encouraging children to think, feel and imagine as they learn. These six titles include the talents of celebrated authors and illustrators such as Dick King-Smith. Barbara Firth. Anita Jeram and Karen Wallace.

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Full of facts and surprises... a distinguished array of artists and authors, and a (narrative) approach more serendipitous than eneyclopaedic. Each book has an entirely original slant on its subject. The Guardian

About the Author

Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins is an expert at presenting complicated subjects in entertaining and accessible ways to children. He has won several awards for his work.

He was born in Surrey in 1959 but grew up in Spain, Ireland and Kent. He attended Cambridge University as a scholar. A conservation biologist by trade, Martin worked full-time for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues. Since 1990 he has worked freelance for organisations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin's jobs have varied greatly: "I've been an orchid-sleuth in Germany, a timber detective in Kenya and an investigator of the chameleon trade in Madagascar."

Martin lives in Cambridge and London. Martin became involved with children's books when he was asked to advise on Walker Books' Animals at Risk series. Since then he has written several titles, including Emperor's Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award. He has also retold Gulliver's Travels, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and Don Quixote.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Martin Jenkins
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd July 2001

ISBN

9780744562743


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