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Written by Dom Conlon
Illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou
Part of the Wild Wanderers SeriesWrite A Review
A book to sweep readers around the world on the back of the wind
‘Lawn-prowler, mist-parter’ wind is small and weak at the beginning of this lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book. But, ‘heat-snatcher, pressure-catcher’, it borrows strength from the Earth and with a huff and a puff, grows big and strong, sweeping across the globe, snatching up a seed and helicoptering it far and wide, across oceans and deserts to eventually deposit it in the Amazon soil, ‘like a flag on a newly found moon’. Dom Conlon’s poet-perfect words whirl and fly as light and powerful as the wind, while Anastasia Izlesou’s sumptuous, atmospheric illustrations slide in a page turn from the heat of a sandstorm in Chad to the darkness of an Atlantic storm and the uncontrolled wild beauty of a Florida hurricane. A page of Wind Facts delves into words and ideas that might be unfamiliar, and this is both informative and inspiring.
Each book in the Wild Wanderers series takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, the environment and its challenges to unlock a world of wonder. With rich language and enchanting art, Wild Wanderers is a landmark series delivering STEAM education from the heart and features fascinating facts about the principal species and topics in order to embed a love of science and the natural world into children of all ages.
Chase Wind through the oceans, fields and mountains as, from zephyr to gale, she carries seeds and stirs seas, enriching the world and breathing life.
The third book in the Wild Wanderers series written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou. From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world.
Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder. With rich language and enchanting art, Wild Wanderers will be a landmark series delivering Space, Technology, Engineering and Maths education from the heart and features fascinating facts about the principle species and topics in order to embed a love of science and the natural world.
Praise for the Wild Wanderers series:
‘A sumptuously illustrated, powerful poem with a repeated refrain.’ Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
‘A poetic journey as we learn more about the mythical beauty of hares at the same time introducing themes of bio-diversity, environment & predators to a younger audience.’ Picture Book Blogger
‘It is the best kind of literature having a glorious combination of words and pictures which cast a spell over the reader.’ Just Imagine
|Publication date:||29th June 2021|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Poetry, Science, Animals|
Dom Conlon is a double Carnegie-nominated poet and author whose work is guided by nature and the stars. He’s written poetry and picture books, fact and fiction – sometimes all in the same book. Nicola Davies said Leap, Hare, Leap! is ‘full of the lushness of summer’. Chris Riddell said This Rock That Rock contained ‘words and pictures that are quite simply out of this world’. Dallas Campbell said Meet Matilda Rocket Builder is ‘a must read for all aspiring rocket scientists’. Dom hopes to inspire everyone to read and write poetry. ...More About Dom Conlon
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