“The careful curation of this parade of creatures takes readers on a comprehensive journey through the fossil record.”

The New York Times

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

COMING APRIL 2021

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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
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  • Reviews

    1. 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.

    2. 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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