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In the compost heap

Sarah Ridley

In the compost heap

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Published by Smart Apple Media in Mankato, MN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Compost animals -- Juvenile literature,
  • Soil invertebrates -- Juvenile literature,
  • Compost -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementSarah Ridley.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesWhere to find minibeasts
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL110.5 .R53 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22665783M
    ISBN 109781599203270
    LC Control Number2008045874
    OCLC/WorldCa268957330


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