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Who was Steve Irwin? What is he best remembered for?
This engaging biography covers Steve Irwin's life. Steve Irwin's childhood was not typical, he was raised on a wildlife park owned by his parents. He continued his love and respect for animals, and went on to create the well-known series
The Crocodile Hunter.
Part of the "Who is." series of biographies for middle-grade readers. 104 pages, softcover. Grades 1-7.
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Vendor: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Who Was...?
Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family's park, and instead of a honeymoon, the pair filmed a wildlife documentary that led to the creation of the well-known series The Crocodile Hunter. Tragically, Steve was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming a documentary when a stingray attacked, piercing his heart. He was forty-four years old. However, his life's work obviously still strikes a chord with kids who voted him the winner of the 100th Who Was...? title.
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