Sky Tree

Seeing Science Through Art

by Thomas Locker, Candace Christiansen

On Sale: 08/07/2001

Sky Tree

Seeing Science Through Art

by Thomas Locker, Candace Christiansen

illustrated by Thomas Locker

On Sale: 08/07/2001

Format:

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (NSTA/CBC)

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

About the Book

“A fascinating, even glorious celebration of nature that will stir both children and adults to a finer appreciation of a wondrous, surprising world that’s right within their grasp.” —Booklist (starred review)

In this stunning book by Thomas Locker, exquisite paintings are paired with questions about nature, making science comes alive through art. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year!

In spring, a snapping turtle lays her eggs on the hillside beneath the tree. In autumn, leaves fall as squirrels scamper up the trunk carrying nuts. And on a winter night, a backdrop of twinkling stars shines through the branches. Each day, the tree changes with the purple and pink of a sunset or a nip of cold air. But the tree is more than a thing of beauty—its changes represent the passage of time in nature.

Sky Tree combines the artistic beauty and the scientific wonder of ever-changing nature into a satisfying experience for the soul and the mind.

Each page poses a discussion question, and at the back of the book is an explanation of how Thomas Locker created each beautiful oil painting.

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Critical Praise

“As lovely as anything the artist has ever done.” - School Library Journal

“Unquestionably a fascinating, even glorious celebration of nature that will stir both children and adults to a finer appreciation of a wondrous, surprising world that’s right within their grasp.” - ALA Booklist (starred review)

“This handsome effort is ideal for sharing.” - Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064437509
  • ISBN 10: 0064437507
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/07/2001
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

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