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By Frances Hodgson Burnett

By myself in a brand new state, prosperous Sara Crewe attempts to make acquaintances at boarding institution and settle in.

But while she learns that she'll by no means see her liked father back, her existence is became the wrong way up. reworked from princess to pauper, she needs to switch dancing classes and comfort for drudgery and a room within the attic. Will she locate that kindness and generosity are the entire riches she actually needs?

With deeply poignant advent written by way of bestselling writer of Chinese Cinderella, A Little Princess is likely one of the twelve impressive vintage tales being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

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Wind and currents move the large blue body of the Portuguese man-of-war across the water. One Portuguese man-of-war can kill more than 20 fish at a time! Which sea creature looks like a flower, but poisons like a jellyfish? The sea anemone (SEE uh-NEM-uh-nee). It grows on rocks at the bottom of the ocean. Instead of leaves, the sea anemone has poisonous tentacles that sway back and forth in the moving water. And just like a jellyfish, the sea anemone kills and eats small sea creatures that happen to swim by.

But don’t be afraid. Learn about the habits and markings of poisonous creatures. Then use common sense and be careful when you explore outdoors. Do not annoy or pick up unfamiliar animals. That way you can live in peace with poisonous creatures almost anywhere you go. 46 Short-tailed shrews 47 INDEX allergies 18 American short-tailed shrew 46 antivenins 13 ants 26 beaded lizard 17 bee stings 21 birds 4, 34, 46 black widow 7 bombardier beetle 42, 45 box jellyfish 30 bulldog ant 26 bumblebees 22 caterpillars 22, 41 claws 29 cone shell 38 copperheads 8, 11 coral snake 12 darkling beetle 45 digger wasp 25 doctors 13, 21 duck-billed platypus 46 eels 14 fire ants 26 frogs 8, 29, 34 garden tiger moth 42 Gila monster 17 Hannibal 11 honeybees 18, 21 hunters 37 jaws 26 jellyfish 30, 32 killer bees 21 king cobra 11 ladybugs 45 lizards 4, 17 mice 4, 29 milk snake 12 millipedes 45 monarch butterfly 42 octopus 14 pitohui bird 46 poison arrow frogs 34, 46 Portuguese man-of-war 32 puffer fish 14 rattlesnakes 7, 8 Romans 25, 37, 38 saliva scorpion scorpion fishes sea anemone sea snails sea snakes sea wasp snakes spiders spines spitting cobra stinger stingray stink bugs stonefish tarantulas tentacles toads velvet ant venom wasps webs yellow jacket 29, 46 29 38 32 38 14 30 4, 8, 34 4, 13, 22, 29 38, 41 11 18, 29 38 45 38 4, 17, 25 30 34 25 4, 8, 11, 14, 37 4, 22, 25 7 22 About the Authors “Between us,” say the Bergers, “we have been bitten by spiders, stung by honeybees, and touched by jellyfish.

What use is the darkling’s poison in that position? Which beetles shoot poison from their knees? Ladybugs, which are a kind of beetle. The poison is blood that spurts from their knee joints when they are attacked. Believe it or not, the ladybug’s blood is yellow, not red! And it’s smelly enough to scare away enemies and irritate sensitive skin. How did stink bugs get their name? That’s easy. Stink bugs smell bad! Their dazzling colors and bold designs alert enemies to their poisonous power. The bad smell comes from glands between their middle and hind legs.

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