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It Came from the Tar Pits

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Suggested for middle school and high school students

Read a big story about a little mouse.

Follow her journey from the Ice Age Los Angeles basin to scientific discovery in La Brea Tar Pits labs. Learn how the tiniest fossils can reveal some major mysteries.

Lee una gran historia sobre un pequeño ratón.
Sigue su viaje desde la cuenca de  Los Ángeles en la Edad de Hielo hasta el descubrimiento científico en los laboratorios de La Brea Tar Pits. Aprende cómo los fósiles más pequeños pueden revelar algunos misterios importantes.

Read the graphic novel in both English and Spanish