Serengeti: Plains of Grass

Serengeti: Plains of Grass

Serengeti: Plains of Grass

Serengeti: Plains of Grass

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Overview

Award-winning science poetry master Leslie Bulion presents a lyrical salute to Africa's Serengeti Plain, one of the most spectacular and productive ecosystems on Earth.

Leslie Bulion, a virtuoso science poet, has created a portrait of the rainy season on East Africa's southern Serengeti Plain, offering young readers a compelling look at an ecosystem in motion. Using a series of interconnected verses inspired by an East African Swahili poem form—the utendi—Bulion's cadences and rhythmic lines mimic the web of life in the Serengeti, following the great migration of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals into and then out of the vast short-grass plain.

Lush, evocative gouache illustrations by Becca Stadtlander showcase the grandeur of this immense and complex ecosystem and provide close-up details of its wildlife inhabitants. Scientific notes on each spread and comprehensive back matter material offer more specifics. This, paired with Bulion's brilliant poetic form, makes the book ideal for cross-curricular learning.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682631911
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/01/2022
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 680,690
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children's science-related poetry books and novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring nature with her binoculars, hand lens, and camera; collecting specimens to examine under her microscope; or going SCUBA diving and or kayaking. Leslie lives in Connecticut.

Becca Stadtlander, illustrator and fine artist has illustrated a number of children's picture books. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives and works in her hometown of Covington, Kentucky.

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