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Who Was Steve Irwin? (Who Was...?) (Prebound)

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By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin
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.

About the Author


Dina Anastasio is the author of Pirates, Apollo 13, Flipper Junior Novelizations, A Question of Time, and many other books.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606367493
ISBN-10: 0606367497
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Who Was...?