Tales of a Naturalist by P. Mannteufel
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Trans. from the Russian by O. Gorchakov.
Ed, by Philippa Hentges.
Designed by G. Nikolsky.
This charming, advanced-reading children’s book is an illustrated account of the natural world, and asks all the big questions: to animals have brains? How do the “inmates of the Moscow Zoo” get their exercise? Can you train an eagle? Professor Mannteufel is the ultimate guide to animal issues exotic and domestic, offering his firsthand experience and activating that curiosity for the lives of other animals that has always fascinated children, and is essential to us to adult consideration for how we share the world.