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Radioactive Wolves by Amy Roa Release February 7, 2023
Amy Roa’s Radioactive Wolves inhabits an ecosystem teeming with the dreamlike imagery of a long-lost animal kingdom. To open this book is to step through a portal leading straight to the heart of a blazing meteor about to crash land on an unsuspecting planet. In this world, an electric catfish develops a mammalian heart, a two-headed rabbit predicts the future, a starling wields a machete, an American alligator wanders the streets of war-torn Berlin, a girl turns into a grain of rainforest soil, and New Caledonian crows become expert bomb-builders. Explorer of the whimsical and fantastical, builder of mangrove forests, conjurer of megafauna, platypuses, mermaids, and wolves, Amy Roa leads readers into the strange and unknown where the unexpected is sure to occur.
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MY FATHER'S KITES
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MONEY FOR SUNSETS
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