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World of wonders : in praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments / Aimee Nezhukumatathil ; with illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura.

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee, (author.). Nakamura, Fumi Mini, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 10 of 23 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

5 current holds with 23 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 590 NEZ WOR (Text) 34207002364090 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 590 NEZ (Text) 36803001144190 NONFIC Checked out 06/24/2021
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 590 NEZHUKUMATATHIL (Text) 34304000992804 Adult - Nonfiction Checked out 06/24/2021
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 590 Nez (Text) 32604070211218 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Checked out 07/10/2021
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 590 NEZ (Text) 39230032075994 Adult New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 590 NEZ (Text) 33187004738049 Nonfiction Checked out 07/10/2021
  In Memory of: Alan Arms by Leann Pollock & Frances Baxter
Garrett PL - Garrett 590 NEZ (Text) 30010170920584 Nonfiction In transit -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 590 NEZHUKUMATATHIL (Text) 32826014284145 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/12/2021
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 590.c Nezhukumatathil, Aimee (Text) 78294000279009 Display Available -
  In Memory of: Elizabeth M. Burton
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 590 NEZHUKUM (Text) 33946003588329 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor In transit -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1571313656
  • ISBN: 9781571313652
  • ISBN: 9781571311931
  • ISBN: 1571311939
  • Physical Description: 165 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Catalpa tree -- Firefly -- Peacock -- Comb jelly -- Touch-me-nots -- Cactus Wren -- Narwhal -- Axolotl -- Dancing frog -- Vampire squid -- Monsoon -- Corpse flower -- Bonnet macaque -- Calendars Poetica -- Whale shark -- Potoo -- Cara Cara orange -- Octopus -- Grey cockatiel -- Dragon fruit -- Flamingo -- Ribbon eel -- Questions while searching for birds with my half-white sons, aged six and nine, National Audubon Bird Count Day, Oxford, MS -- Superb Bird of Paradise -- Red-spotted newt -- Southern Cassowary -- Monarch butterfly -- Firefly (redux).
Summary, etc.:
As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home, but no matter where she was transplanted she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance. The axoloti teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, she found that this was the way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world's gifts. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Nature > Anecdotes.
Animals > Anecdotes.
Plants > Anecdotes.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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