Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet

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Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet
Written by Nicola Davies
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536231410
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Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet

author: Nicola Davies
illustrator: Emily Sutton

series name:
Our Natural World

This tree doesn’t look like it’s doing very much.
It just stands there in the sunlight,
big and GREEN.
But in fact, this tree is busy . . .

On land and in the seas, green plants make the oxygen and food that many living things—including us—need to survive. Covering the evolution of the first plants billions of years ago, the secret, microscopic workings of trees and leaves today, and the role of plants in both creating fossil fuels and combating climate change, this book is a lush and fascinating introduction to the science of plants that goes well beyond photosynthesis. Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the acclaimed team behind Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, and Grow: Secrets of Our DNA, have crafted a hopeful exploration of green life that will encourage readers to treasure the flora of Earth’s many ecosystems.

Take a lively look at the biology of plants on Earth—and their vast importance to our planet—with this wide-ranging exploration from an award-winning team.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
153623141X /  9781536231410
on sale date:
03/2024
type/format:
Picture Book Nonfiction / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning author whose many books for children include Surprising Sharks, illustrated by James Croft, Extreme Animals, illustrated by Neal Layton, and Gaia Warriors, as well as several titles illustrated by Emily Sutton, including Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, and Grow: Secrets of Our DNA. She lives in Wales.
illustrator’s comments:
Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. She is the illustrator of Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth, Grow: Secrets of Our DNA, and A First Book of the Sea, all by Nicola Davies, as well as The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy and Betty and the Mysterious Visitor by Anne Twist. In addition to illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts, and designs prints. Emily Sutton lives in York, England.
 
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