A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
  

A First Book of Nature

Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Mark Hearld

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Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 4-7)

A beautiful book which brings nature to life in words and pictures. Nicola Davies interweaves fact and fiction as she brings each season into focus. She celebrates new growth and the rich harvests of autumn. Stunning, richly textured illustrations encourage young readers to look closely at the world around them.

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A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies

This is an exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beach combing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look.

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Extreme Animals, Gaia Warriors and the Silver Street Farm series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Mark Hearld, a breathtaking new talent in children's books, is a distinguished artist and printmaker.

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“From beachcombing to stargazing, this is lyrical and lovely guide to nature for young children. Beautiful production too.” - The Bookseller

About the Author

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Bat Loves the Night and the Silver Street Farm series. She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Crickhowell, Wales.

Read more about Nicola Davies here.

Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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Format

Hardback
108 pages

Author

Nicola Davies
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Author's Website

www.nicola-davies.com/

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2012

ISBN

9781406304916

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