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"A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna."--Children's Literature. ???

Synopsis:

A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna.--Children's Literature.

About the Author

Gail Gibbons, "a master of children's non-fiction" (ALA Booklist), has created over one hundred entertaining, eye-catching books that explain how things work. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.

In Her Own Words...

"I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together I've always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.

"Later, I went to the University of Illinois, where I studied graphic design. Then I moved to New York City, where I got a job doing artwork for television shows. Eventually I was asked to do the artwork for a children's show. While doing that show, some of the children asked me if I had ever thought of doing children's books. My mind immediately recalled how much I enjoyed doing that type of thing when I was a child d. So I put an idea for a book together and right away a publisher bought it. That book was called Willy and His Wheel Wagon.

"Since then, over seventy books that I have written and illustrated have been published. The type of books I write are nonfiction books. This is because I love researching so much. I get to ask lots of questions, just like when I was a kid. I also get to travel and meet lots of interesting people. While doing research for my book Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests, I traveled to two islands where there are tropical rain forests, Saba and Dominica. I also had a great time writing and illustrating the book. I get a lot of pleasure from doing the type of work I do.

"Most of the time I live in Corinth, Vermont, in the middle of three hundred acres. I live with my husband, Kent Ancliffe, and our dog, Wilton. We also have three cats. My life in Vermont is very secluded. There are lots of wild animals that live on our property. We also spend a lot of time on an island off the coast of Maine where we have a little farmhouse. In fact, my book Christmas on an Island is about Christmas on this island.

"I have many hobbies, like swimming and boating, but my favorites are reading and creating books."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688154110
Author:
Gibbons, Gail
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Gail Gibbons
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Nature
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Nature - Forests & Trees
Subject:
Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Rain forests
Subject:
Rain forest ecology
Subject:
Nature - Trees & Forests
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
Science & Nature - Trees & Forests
Subject:
Forests & Trees
Subject:
Childrens Science
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19970424
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.375 x 11.375 in 5.6 oz
Age Level:
05-08

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"Synopsis" by , A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna.--Children's Literature.
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