Fossils Tell Of Long Ago (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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What is a fossil?


Sometimes it's the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock. Sometimes it's a woolly mammoth, frozen for thousands of years in the icy ground. Sometimes it's the skeleton of a stegosaurus that has turned to stone.

A fossil is anything that has been preserved, one way or another, that tells about life on Earth. But you can ...

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Overview

What is a fossil?


Sometimes it's the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock. Sometimes it's a woolly mammoth, frozen for thousands of years in the icy ground. Sometimes it's the skeleton of a stegosaurus that has turned to stone.

A fossil is anything that has been preserved, one way or another, that tells about life on Earth. But you can make a fossil, too—something to be discovered a million years from now—and this book will tell you how.

Explains how fossils are formed and what they tell us about the past.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Save old editions when you update primary-grade dinosaur collections with Aliki's revised Fossils Tell Of Long Ago, My Visit To The Dinosaurs, and Digging Up Dinosaurs. Have children compare old to new, discover the changes, and discuss why they think those changes took place.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 --In this revised edition, Aliki has revamped the previous four-color edition with lively full-color illustrations, also adding the pointed, conversational observations of children as they make discoveries along with readers. In clear, precise language, she explains how dinosaur tracks are cast in mud, how insects trapped in sticky tree sap harden into amber, and how fossils of tropical plants are found in very cold places. The children populating these pages are boys and girls of every color, on foot or in wheelchair, all of them active observers with scientific curiosities; they are apparently making these discoveries in a museum, marveling and enjoying the bits of history cast in stone. The book closes with a suggestion for creating a one-minute fossil by making a clay imprint of a hand, letting it dry, and burying it for someone to find a million years from now. School and public libraries will want to replace the old edition with this one. --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881031003
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32

Meet the Author

Aliki is the author-illustrator of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, enjoyed by readers throughout the world. They encompass her many interests-from Greek mythology and prehistoric times to Egyptian mummies, aquariums, zoos, music, Shakespeare, and our inner world of feelings. Aliki is also a keen gardener who was once afraid of worms. This book reflects her young grandson's fascination with garden wildlife. Aliki lives with her family in England.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Fossils Tell of Long Ago

    Excellent book for my dinosaur study. Children were able to understand what they were, we then made our own fossils.

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