Earth and Us Continuous: Nature's Past and Future

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This book, second in a trilogy of free-verse tours of the Earth and its inhabitants, testifies to the wonders of our planet and how it came to be. This celebrated children's poet and dynamic illustrator team up to give the reader a sense of the continuity of Earth—a global awareness—and how humans connect to all life. After visiting each of the major habitats and geological features of Earth, the tour ends with two more very important "habitats", the town and the school.

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Overview

This book, second in a trilogy of free-verse tours of the Earth and its inhabitants, testifies to the wonders of our planet and how it came to be. This celebrated children's poet and dynamic illustrator team up to give the reader a sense of the continuity of Earth—a global awareness—and how humans connect to all life. After visiting each of the major habitats and geological features of Earth, the tour ends with two more very important "habitats", the town and the school.

Author Biography: For 30 years J. Patrick Lewis was a college professor, teaching economics. Now he plays with words and hangs out with kids at elementary schools. He is out to prove that "poetry is ear candy," and to inspire a simpatico connection with the natural wonders that surround us. "If there is a better way to spend a lifetime," he says, "I can't imagine what it would be." Mr. Lewis is also the author of the highly acclaimed Earth & You - A Closer View: Nature's Features.

Christopher Canyon is irrepressibly playful as well as passionate about illustrating children's picture books. He teaches illustration at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus Ohio, is a frequent speaker at professional events, and his illustrations have been displayed in several national exhibitions. But his favorite audience is children and he makes a point of visiting schools often. Two of his previous books for Dawn Publications, The Tree in the Ancient Forest and Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog, won the Benjamin Franklin Award as best illustrated children's books of the year. He is also the illustrator of Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You, and the highly acclaimed Earth & You - A Closer View: Nature's Features.

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Lee Bennett Hopkins
With each new work, J. Patrick Lewis surprises readers with his extraordinary pen. Whether writing rhyme or free verse, his carefully crafted words resound with remarkable skill. The Earth Series is another gift from Lewis to readers of all ages.
Lee Bennett Hopkins
With each new work, J. Patrick Lewis surprises readers with his extraordinary pen. Whether writing rhyme or free verse his carefully crafted words resound with remarkable skill. The Earth Series is another gift from Lewis to readers of all ages.
Children's Literature
In poetic prose, Lewis brings a sense of wonder to a panorama of nature's variety, moving from sky through sea, river and lake past woodland, rain forest, wetlands, grassland, lands of heat and ice, to town and school. On each double page, he includes important information with his lyrical appreciation. Underlying all is a plea for the preservation of this precious heritage. Canyon's lively, naturalistic but interpretive textured color illustrations provide visual information that adds to the text—flying geese to the lake, lion to mountains, composite night skyline to town, and more. His vision enhances the positive message. 2001, Dawn Publications, $7.95, $16.95. Ages 4 to 10. Reviewer:Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613497299
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.92 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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