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A beginner's guide to mountains that is an informative and beautiful resource for young students.
This volume from the acclaimed About Habitats series uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.
Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides stunning and realistic illustrations to depict the diversity of mountain landscapes―from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians. A glossary and afterword provide more details for further learning.
Perfect for early childhood and elementary units on geography, nature, and environment.
About the Author
Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She is the author of more than twenty-five prize-winning nonfiction picture books about animals and habitats. She has created three nature series especially for pre-K and kindergarten students. 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 many awards. He has illustrated more than twenty-five books in the About... and About Habitats series. He lives in North Carolina.
"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 Reviews
"A beautiful and informative selection." —School Library Journal