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Seashells : treasures of the northeast coast

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As any visitor to the beach knows, all sorts of treasures can be found if you know how and where to look. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found on northeastern shores. Writing specifically with the Northeast in mind, author and artist Joanne Roach-Evans describes clams, limpets, whelks, mussels, oysters, periwinkles, and more, in gentle prose with just the right amount of scientific information to satisfy the budding explorer. Easy enough for preschoolers to understand, but scientific enough to satisfy a middle-schooler, Seashells will appeal to any beach lover.

As any visitor to the beach knows, all sorts of treasures can be found if you know how and where to look. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found on northeastern shores. Writing specifically with the Northeast in mind, author and artist Joanne Roach-Evans describes clams, limpets, whelks, mussels, oysters, periwinkles, and more, in gentle prose with just the right amount of scientific information to satisfy the budding explorer. Easy enough for preschoolers to understand, but scientific enough to satisfy a middle-schooler, Seashells will appeal to any beach lover. Joanne Roach-Evans wrote and illustrated her first children’s book at age nine and decided that she would grow up to be a children’s book author and illustrator. She pursued her passion for art at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and her love of writing at Worcester State University where she received her master’s in education. She currently teaches art and graphic design. As a curious naturalist, she draws inspiration from the natural world and expresses it in her writing and painting. When she’s not teaching, writing, or painting, she can be found beachcombing along New England’s shores. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and a garden full of birds.

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