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One Tiny Bubble

The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor

by Karen Krossing, illustrated by Dawn Lo

tagged: biology, discoveries, prehistoric, history of science
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list price: $19.95
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pages: 32
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publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

The wondrous true story of one tiny bubble that sparked all life on Earth—including yours

Meet LUCA—our Last Universal Common Ancestor, the itty-bitty organism that every unique life-form on Earth can be traced back to. This sprinkle-sized blob was formed from the dust of exploded stars, water, and a lot of heat. LUCA was a single cell that split into two, and these cells multiplied into more organisms that grew and changed. Over the billions of years that followed, the descendants of LUCA evolved into bacteria, mushrooms, sharks, fir trees, lions—and humans! All the extraordinary life on Earth began with LUCA, through a miraculous process that could also occur on other planets.

This vibrant and poetic informational picture book breaks down scientific concepts using simple, engaging language. Striking illustrations bring LUCA to life and reveal how readers are connected to one another, and every life-form on our planet, through one tiny bubble.

About the Authors

Karen Krossing

KAREN KROSSING is an author of novels and short stories for kids and teens. She also conducts writing workshops, readings, and book talks. Sour Cakes is her first picture book. Karen lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Dawn Lo

Born in Hong Kong, DAWN LO is an illustrator currently based in Vancouver, the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. In addition to illustrating picture books, her work has appeared on stationery, greeting cards, public art installations, murals, and more.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
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Grade:
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Editorial Review

"This book squeezes millions of years of our past into a beautiful brief narrative of our last universal common ancestor ... In accessible and engaging illustrations, young readers will get excited about a tiny bubble and find plenty of fodder for story time ­discussion."

— School Library Journal