Russell the Mussel
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“Russell the Mussel” was written for children. It introduces them to the rich variety of aquatic life in streams like Crystal Creek. In this well-illustrated and delightful story Jill learns about the underwater world of fish, snails, crayfish, tadpoles, frogs, and water beetles. It depicts why they need clean water and how people can help protect them from pollution and habitat loss. It is intended save these wonderful water animals and their children so that they will still be swimming for people and their children forever. - Louis Helfrich Stream illustrations (c) 1998, Sally Bensusen / Visual Science Studio Figure illustrations (pages 4 & 16) are by Mark Chorba, Virginia Tech Text is the Public Domain Published by Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Funding provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
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