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Children's Nonfiction Alphabet

A Mountain Alphabet

by (author) Margriet Ruurs

illustrated by Andrew Kiss

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Category
Alphabet, Environmental Conservation & Protection, General
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887769405
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Mountains are an impressive sight anywhere in the world but those of the western mountain region of North America offer riches that are truly unique. This lavishly illustrated picture book presents snowcapped peaks, emerald lakes, tall pines and magnificent maples, and a range of birds and animals that will fill readers of all ages with wonder.

The treasures and mysteries of nature are depicted in twenty-six full-color paintings, each with a line of alliterative text. Objects that begin with that letter of the alphabet are waiting to be discovered in each illustration. Complete with detailed information about each setting painted, this is a visually and mentally stimulating experience – from A to Z.

About the authors

Margriet Ruurs is the award-winning author of forty books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. Her picture book biography A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison won the Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Award and the Crystal Kite Award, and was nominated for several others. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet raised her family in the Yukon, Canada. Today, when she isn't travelling, she runs a booklover's bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

 

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Editorial Reviews

“Kiss is an established wildlife artist. His landscapes and animals are attractive and accurate…Kiss adds many features to his paintings that expand the usefulness, perhaps even the play value of the book.”
Book Review Digest
“…[a] lavishly illustrated alphabet book…Wildlife artist Andrew Kiss offers 26 spectacular mountain perspectives. A real WOW!”
Emergency Librarian
“The illustrations are magnificent and contain a wealth of information without being cluttered.”
Canadian Children’s Literature
“Bold, rich colours and perspectives and lyrical language combine to create an exquisite experience… Andrew Kiss draws viewers inside the scene and transports them.”
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“The quality of the paintings and text could each stand alone…The love of wildlife and the outdoors is obvious in both the paintings and the text.”
CM Magazine
“Kiss’s full-page paintings of mountain scenery are visually stunning.”
Winnipeg Free Press
“Andrew Kiss’s paintings perfectly capture the majesty of the mountains.”
Owen Sound Sunday Times
“A delightful, beautiful book…”
Christian Library Journal

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