Wonderwise - It Takes Two: A book about how life begins by Karen Wallace


Wonderwise - It Takes Two: A book about how life begins by Karen Wallace

It's strange, it's weird - it's the extraordinary behaviour of animal pairs. Discover what he will do to attract her attention; what she will do to get the best nest; who looks after the little ones and which pairs share all the work and stay together for life. It Takes Two! The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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32 pages


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Publication date

12th June 2014



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