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Around the World: Who's Been Here?: Who's Been Here?

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What would you see and hear if you traveled to every corner of the world in search of wildlife in all its forms? Here is the answer — and your passport to adventure.

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.

What bird or animals has been in each habitat and left its unique trace? From Antarctica to Kenya, China ...

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Overview

What would you see and hear if you traveled to every corner of the world in search of wildlife in all its forms? Here is the answer — and your passport to adventure.

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.

What bird or animals has been in each habitat and left its unique trace? From Antarctica to Kenya, China to Alaska, there are natural wonders to observe and logical clues to piece together. Keep your eyes and mind open...you won't want to miss a moment.

A teacher travels around the world viewing animals in their natural habitats and writes back to her class about her findings.

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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
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688152680
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Who's Been Here? Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,039,673
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

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