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    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature (Hardback) By (author) Joyce Sidman, By (author) Beth Krommes

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    DescriptionWhat makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again - in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? With simplicity and grace, Krommes and Sidman not only reveal the many spirals in nature - from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiralling galaxies - but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape.

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    Swirl by Swirl
    Spirals in Nature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joyce Sidman, By (author) Beth Krommes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 239 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780547315836
    ISBN 10: 054731583X

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AD
    BIC subject category V2: YDP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    DC22: 811.54, 811/.54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV084
    Ingram Theme: SEAS/SPRING
    B&T Approval Code: X01561000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV009060
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP064
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/INSPIR
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3569.I295 S85 2011
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002000, JUV029000, JUV029010
    BIC subject category V2: 5AD
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 811.54
    Thema V1.0: YBC, YDP
    Illustrations note
    illustrations throughout
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Newbery-Honor winning poet Joyce Sidman is the author of "Song of the Water Boatman" and "Red Sings from Treetops," both Caldecott Honor Books, as well as other fine books of poetry. For her remarkable poetry, she has won, several times, both the Lee Bennet Hopkins Award and Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award. About writing this book she says "For me, writing is a matter of finding what things amaze and intrigue me and what things give me joy." She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Beth Krommes is the Caldecott Winner of The House in the Night and other beautifully illustrated, much-acclaimed picture books. She lives in Peterborough, NH. www.bethkrommes.com
    Review quote
    "The open-ended quality of the verse and the visual nature of the subject create plenty of opportunities for the art. The striking scratchboard illustrations use black lines, shapes, and crosshatched shading on white backgrounds to create strong compositions, while watercolor washes add subtle warmth and brilliance. . .There are, of course, many school uses for this, but just reading it aloud at home will make the everyday fascinating."--"Booklist, "starred review "The observations, from a few words to a couple sentences, are tucked neatly into Krommes's gorgeous scratchboard spreads."--"School Library Journal", starred review "Exquisitely simple and memorable."--"Kirkus", starred review "From the endpapers that gather together all the spirals depicted to the spiraling text on the title page verso, this book is elegantly constructed, and as poetry, picture book, or nonfiction, a success in every way."--T"he Horn Book, "starred review"This is one of those rare children's books that make you look at the physical world differently. . .spirals are beautiful--whether we see in them hints of infinity, the promise of unfolding potential, or the embodiment of mathematical perfection."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review