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This Is Our Earth Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Benson, Laura Lee, Carrozza, John (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0881068381     ISBN-13: 9780881068382
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 1994
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Annotation: Laura Lee Benson's lilting verse carries us from one panoramic scene to another as we explore the landscapes and creatures that live on Earth. The simple prose facts, a subtext to the verse, serve as an introduction to earth and life sciences. Carrozza's exquisite watercolors help create a book that instructs and inspires.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Natural history; Juvenile literature.
Nature conservation; Juvenile literature.
Natural history.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
Dewey: 508
LCCN: 93011936
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 11789
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q15472
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Laura Lee Benson has been writing about the world around her for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a home filled with pets and wrote stories and poems about nature and the animals that she loved. She earned her B.A. in psychology and is certified in early childhood education.

Laura first became interested in writing for children when she sought to combine her love for children with her love for literature. Her first book, THIS IS OUR EARTH, reflects her concerns about the environment. She is an advocate for environmental issues and believes that it is important for today's children to take an interest in the future of tomorrow's world.

Laura is a member of several environmental and animal welfare organizations. Her interests include writing, reading, and working with children.

She currently lives in Maryland.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995)
Double-page spreads each contain one or two lines from a song called ""This Is Our Earth,"" a box of informational text, and a color illustration. The facts about the environment do not always pertain to the lyrics, and the result is a disjointed text about conservation, difficult to read and understand. Music included. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews