It Never Rains in Antarctica: And Other Freaky Facts about Climate, Land, and Nature

It Never Rains in Antarctica: And Other Freaky Facts about Climate, Land, and Nature

by Barbara Seuling, Ryan Haugen
     
 

From the tallest volcano to the deepest gorge, experience the highs and lows of the world in this book of amazing geography facts. Little-known facts about deserts, mountains, climate, nature, how Earth has changed, and more will send you on an adventure around the world. Come rain, sleet, snow, or hail, this is one adventure you won't want to miss!

Overview

From the tallest volcano to the deepest gorge, experience the highs and lows of the world in this book of amazing geography facts. Little-known facts about deserts, mountains, climate, nature, how Earth has changed, and more will send you on an adventure around the world. Come rain, sleet, snow, or hail, this is one adventure you won't want to miss!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Did you know that in 1947, a storm from the Sahara Desert blew snow all the way to the Swiss Alps or that the largest hailstone measured in the United States was about the size of a soccer ball? These and many other intriguing and sometime humorous facts may be found in this delightful book. Facts appear in boxes on colorful, illustrated pages. The format is a bit busy, but young readers will delight in sharing these fun facts with their peers and adults. This reviewer checked on some of the more improbable sounding facts, and the book accurately depicts the information. A cathedral of salt really does exist underground in Wieliczka, Poland, and is visited by many tourists each year. The name of a lake in Massachusetts does have 45 letters. As with other books in the "Freaky Facts" series, a glossary, index, and list of sources are included. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404841178
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Exploring Science: Earth Science Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent many years as a children's book editor, publishing her first book at that time. Since then, she has also written The Teeny Tiny Woman, which she also illustrated, Winter Lullaby, and Oh No, It’s Robert.

Barbara is a member of the board of advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the founder and director of The Manuscript Workshop, a workshop for writers of children’s books.

Barbara has received the Christopher Medal and the Award of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Barbara lives in New York City and has a country home in Vermont.

Growing up in a small town with no cable (and parents who were teachers), reading was the only thing to do. Since then, Christianne Jones has read about a bazillion books and written more than 50. Christianne works as an editor and lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.

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