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Cynthia Argentine is a children’s author who focuses on creative nonfiction. She spent much of her childhood in a canoe or sailboat, exploring the creek behind her house in Virginia. When she wasn’t on the water, she was often climbing trees, playing piano, or reading mysteries. After earning degrees in English, environmental science, and environmental law, she worked as an environmental consultant, helping companies comply with laws that protect the land and water around us. She paused that career while raising her three children. Before long, she began writing about science for kids, publishing articles in national magazines. Her latest book, NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE, introduces children to an amazing variety of transformations that occur in nature. The lyrical text and dramatic photos explore an array of changes—fast and slow, big and small, expected and surprising—happening around us in the natural world.
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