This is a treasure for any school library and a work of art to pore over at home.

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Fossils from Lost Worlds

$39.99

A large-format non-fiction picture book that describes the incredible creatures that once walked the Earth, with a lively mix of illustrations, comics and facts.

Translated by Daniel Hahn

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  • Description

    Walk in the footsteps of the first fossil researchers to discover the earliest animal life on Earth.

    Explore the story of a spiny sea worm without tail or head, a walking fish, a peaceful sea dragon, and many other incredible creatures.

    Told through comics, illustrations and data, Fossils from Lost Worlds is also a fascinating insight into paleontology itself. It shows how science is a process of thinking and rethinking, questioning and learning. Through a timeline of animal reconstructions and major discoveries, we can track the beliefs and theories that have brought our knowledge to where it is today.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 11-14 year, 8-12 year
    Book Size
    ISBN

  • Reviews

    1. Radio New Zealand – Nine to Noon

      The text is really easily understood and yet it’s still quite comprehensive scientifically. Lots of facts, simply expressed.

    2. Good Reading

      The illustrations jumping out of each page help to tell the incredible stories.

    3. Readings

      This ‘treasure trove of information the whole family can savour and enjoy for many years’ is highly recommended.

    4. The Tiny Activist

      A book you can read cover to cover, flip to a section, or just open a random page and learn something.

    5. Mai Story Book Library

      This incredible over-sized nonfiction book gives fascinating insight into some of the earliest animals to live on Earth.

    6. Liam aged 9, Kids Book Buzz

      This book is huge and has incredible illustrations!

    7. Book-marked

      With humour, elegant and richly detailed illustrations, a truly wonderful range of fossils and prehistoric creatures to enjoy, and an addictive sense of adventure throughout, this is learning made fun… and funny!

    8. School Reading List

      This is a treasure for any school library and a work of art to pore over at home.

    9. Red Reading Hub

      Most young children are dinosaur and prehistoric animal mad; this book will take those with an abiding interest in the topic, deeper in and further back in time.

    10. Just Imagine

      a beautifully presented book, full of vivid illustrations married to detailed scientific content…There is something for everyone here – whether you already have an interest in palaeontology or think that fossils are not relevant at all, the learning potential of the book is fantastic, particularly as it helps us to understand that scientists are always working, always exploring, and often changing their minds about previous findings.

    11. ReadPlus

      Highly recommended. The fascinating information conveyed is not onerous or complicated and will appeal to younger children and reluctant older readers.

    12. Readings

      this multi-layered book is a must for anyone interested in palaeontology. And if that’s not you, it will definitely change your mind. This is a treasure trove of information the whole family can savour and enjoy for many years, and highly recommended for ages 8+.

    13. The Wall Street Journal

      The subdued palette and inky lines of Hélène Rajcak’s pictures give the book a stylish feel, while its lively, graphic-novel-style layout conveys a sense of humor about dinosaurs, fossils and the work of those who study them.

    14. Youth Services Book Review

      5. This oversized, stylish book invites readers to pour over its intricate pen-and-ink/watercolor illustrations and its narrative passages interlaced with tongue-in-cheek talk bubbles…Book design steals the show here. The thick, cream-colored pages make a great backdrop for the terrific artwork…truly unique and beautiful.

    15. The New York Times

      The illustrations use an elegant color palette but don’t sacrifice adventure, humor or information for design…The careful curation of this parade of creatures takes readers on a comprehensive journey through the fossil record. I enjoyed the paleontologists, depicted in droll graphic-novel-style comics interspersed throughout, almost as much as I enjoyed the paleontology.


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