The latest book in this acclaimed series explores the major attributes and majestic beauty of mountains, using examples from around the globe.Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted w
The latest book in this acclaimed series explores the major attributes and majestic beauty of mountains, using examples from around the globe.
Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer readers a first glimpse into mountain habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.
John Sill's superbly detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains in Asia to the forested slopes of the Appalachians in the United States. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live on mountains are also represented. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details about mountains.
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Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.
John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.
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"A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains and mountain ranges that grace our planet." ?Kirkus
"A beautiful and informative selection." ?School Library Journal
"Young naturalists will love these books." ?The Carroll News
"Another fabulous collaboration from this gifted husband-wife team." ?Virginian-Pilot
"The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats." ?Chat with Vera blog
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North Carolina Author Awards (nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ?North Carolina Literary & Historical Association 2009•
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (primary) ?Kansas National Education Association 2010•
Best Children's Books of the Year ?Bank Street College of Education 2010•
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F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: J
F&P Grade: 1
Color Info: Full color throughout