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Around the World
     

Around the World

by Lindsay Barrett George, Lindsay B. George (Illustrator)
 
Follow Miss Lewis as she circumnavigates the globe aboard the ship Explorer and reports her experiences in photographs, sketches, and letters sent back to her students at home. From Antarctica to Kenya, China to Alaska, there are natural wonders to observe and logical clues to piece together. Who's been there before you? What bird or animal has been in each

Overview

Follow Miss Lewis as she circumnavigates the globe aboard the ship Explorer and reports her experiences in photographs, sketches, and letters sent back to her students at home. From Antarctica to Kenya, China to Alaska, there are natural wonders to observe and logical clues to piece together. Who's been there before you? What bird or animal has been in each habitat and left its unique trace?

Alternating sketchbook pages and naturalistic paintings provide the interactive format for this inspired, carefully researched book. Perfect for use across the curriculum, for young explorers, and budding naturalists.

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book Magazine
The fourth entry in the popular Who's Been Here? series features Miss Lewis, teacher and world traveler, as well as a revised format that is appropriate for an audience of slightly older children. Miss Lewis shares her observations of fauna with her class via letters, "photographs," and paintings as she completes a grant-funded trip around the world in search of indigenous wildlife. The premise works, and the eight double-page spreads of such animals as giant panda, gray kangaroo, and African elephant are superbly rendered to provide sufficient detail and maximum appeal. As in the earlier books, a brief elaboration on each of the highlighted animals is provided on the final page. The connection between scientific observation and resulting discoveries is well made and should encourage readers to take a good look around-wherever they are.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-In George's In the Snow (1995), In the Woods (1995), and Around the Pond (1996, all Greenwillow), two children explore these areas and discover signs of the wildlife that inhabit them. This time, a teacher embarks on a nine-month around-the-world voyage. In letters to her science class, Miss Lewis discusses highlights of her trip and provides drawings of some of the more significant creatures she comes across, always ending by describing the traces left by a particular animal and the question, "Who's been here?" For example, she writes from Kenya about seeing "...trees from which the bark had been stripped." A turn of the page reveals a stunning, double-page gouache painting of an African elephant and her calf. While parts of this book are more text-heavy and cluttered than in the earlier titles, the large illustrations that answer the questions remain clean, lush, and inviting. The teacher's letters are replete with the names of her colleagues and guides, enhancing the air of authenticity, and the small drawings that provide details of her experiences lend texture to the work. Inset maps focus on the part of the world appropriate to each letter and a map on the endpapers shows the teacher's journey. The final page offers more detailed information about the highlighted animals. All in all, an appealing entry that children will enjoy poring over as they meet some of the world's wildlife.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
Kirkus Reviews
George offers alert naturalists a chance to go sleuthing around the world, and the results are invigorationg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688152697
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Who's Been Here? Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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