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If you take away the otter  Cover Image Book Book

If you take away the otter / Susannah Buhrman-Deever ; illustrated by Matthew Trueman.

Buhrman-Deever, Susannah, 1978- (author.). Trueman, Matthew, (illustrator.). Candlewick Press, (publisher.).

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  • ISBN: 9780763689346
  • ISBN: 0763689343
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and destroyed entire kelp forests. Fish and other animals that depended on the kelp were lost, too. But when people protected the sea otters with new laws, their numbers began to recover, and so did the kelp forests. The author offers an account of a trophic cascade, which happens when the removal of a single element affects an entire
Awards Note:
Orbis Pictus Award, Honor, 2021.
Subject: Sea otter > Conservation > Northwest, Pacific > Juvenile literature.
Marine habitat conservation > Northwest, Pacific > Juvenile literature.
Marine ecology > Northwest, Pacific > Juvenile literature.
Sea otter.
Habitat (Ecology)
Juvenile nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
Juvenile nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems.
Juvenile nonfiction / Animals / Marine Life.
Marine ecology.
Marine habitat conservation.
Pacific Northwest.
Habitat (Ecology)
Sea otter.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Creative nonfiction.
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.
Dust jackets (Bindings) > 2020.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library E 599.7695 BUHRMAN DEEVER 2020 39851001644385 Children's Creatures Available -

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