By Ann Hood

Ann Hood’s pleasant old sequence maintains with certainly one of America’s nice girl heroes!

Great-Uncle Thorne sends Maisie, Felix, and the Ziff twins on a perilous journey again in time throughout the Treasure Chest and into the Congo to discover Amy Pickworth, Thorne’s lacking aunt. whilst Maisie and Felix get separated from the twins, they use the magic of The Treasure Chest and locate themselves in early twentieth-century Kansas with a tender woman named Amelia Earhart.

Every Treasure Chest book contains a biography of the featured historic determine in addition to Ann’s favourite evidence from her study!

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They store the rest for winter feeding or for rainy days. The stored honey is what beekeepers collect—and you eat. Do all bees sting? No. Only female bees can sting. Also, some kinds of bees have no stingers. Some have stingers but don’t use them. A honeybee has a barbed stinger at the back of its abdomen. Usually the bee keeps it hidden, but it’s ready for use if needed. A honeybee stings when in danger. It plunges the stinger into the victim’s flesh. But as the bee flies away, the barbs hold fast.

Yet we usually see them hopping from place to place. Grasshoppers are jumpers, too. Some also have wings. But they seem to spring around more than they fly in the air. How did the cricket get its name? From the sound it makes—crick-et, crick-et, crick-et. It makes this cheerful noise by rubbing one rough wing over the other. It’s mostly the male crickets that chirp. Their songs seem to say, “Here I am. ” If the males stay in one spot, the females will soon find them. Do crickets make good pets?

In 1803, Napoléon sent 25,000 troops to capture the island of Haiti. But 20,000 of his men died of yellow fever— and Napoléon headed home. Where do mosquitoes live? All over the world—from steamy tropics to ice-cold polar regions. Mosquitoes are more widely scattered than any other insect. 41 Which insects are built like armored tanks? Beetles. Beetles have an exoskeleton, like other insects. But most also have a pair of hard front wings that cover their bodies. Beetles are the most common insects in the world.

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