Nancy Dickmann - Planet Earth - Hachette Children's Group

Planet Earth

By Nancy Dickmann

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A format

Have you ever wondered where the Sun goes at night, what air is made of or how fossils form? Read this book to find out about our amazing planet and what makes it so special.

Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

Biographical Notes

Nancy Dickmann grew up in the USA, where she played baseball, ate hot dogs and read encyclopaedias for fun. She has now lived in England long enough to think that cold and rain are normal, but still has yet to try Morris dancing. Before becoming an author, she worked as an editor and publisher of children's books. Now, with Pushkin the Three-Legged Wonder Cat as her trusty assistant (in charge of lap-sitting), she writes books on a wide range of topics, including animals, space, history, health and explorers. The highlight of her career so far has been getting to interview a real astronaut to find out how they use the toilet in space!

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445156705
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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