Snakes and such by Alvin Silverstein

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Published by Twenty-First Century Books in Brookfield, Conn .

Written in English

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About the Edition

Discusses the positive and negative aspects of keeping such creatures as boas and pythons, chameleons, iguanas, turtles, frogs, and salamanders as pets.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

Book details

StatementAlvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn.
SeriesWhat a pet!
ContributionsSilverstein, Virginia B., Nunn, Laura Silverstein.
LC ClassificationsSF459.R4 S55 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL379185M
ISBN 100761332294
LC Control Number98041305

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