One morning in 2009, Maen, a guide at Komodo National Park in Indonesia, sat at his office desk. Suddenly, he saw something move. When he looked down, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I saw the Komodo dragon under this table,” Maen said. He slowly drew back his legs from the venomous creature. In an instant, the animal lunged. Would Maen escape with his life? Learn all about venomous lizards in this engrossing new narrative nonfiction book for young readers. It’s packed with exciting wildlife encounters, cutting-edge science, and loads of info about venom and its deadly effects.