Wild Animals of the North

Wild Animals of the North

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The first in a series of illustrated books covering animals of the world, "North: Animals of the Wild" features Dieter Braun s beautiful drawings of northern animals accompanied by fun facts and clever descriptions that children will love!From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, "North: Animals of the Wild" takes children on an exciting journey of discovery. The stunning and accurate drawings show these animals in all their natural majesty and the witty and charming descriptions will teach children all about their new favorite animals!Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany."
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 244 x 310 x 22mm | 874g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909263966
  • 9781909263963
  • 41,264

Back cover copy

Our world is full of wonderful animals, and the northern hemisphere is home to some truly incredible and diverse species. From the majestic bald eagle to the blue-footed booby, Japanese snow monkeys to the great Asian black bear, Wild Animals of the North takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery through North America, Europe and Asia.
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Review quote

Big, beautiful and biologically accurate, this compendium of 80 wild creatures from the Northern Hemisphere will impress animal and art lovers of all ages. [...] Readers will return to this lush encyclopedia over and over [...] Exquisite illustrations of Northern Hemisphere animals--many endangered--are accompanied by enthralling facts in this dazzling, oversized volume.
--Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW It's a beautiful book with cubist-tinged illustrations that both thrill with their dynamism and soothe with their muted colors and slightly abstracted shapes.
--The Wall Street Journal Dieter Braun's Wild Animals of the North is a most beautiful illustrated guide to some of the great animals that live in the northern hemisphere including polar bear from the Arctic, pandas from Asia and pumas from North America. The captivating, large scale illustrations accurately show the animals in their natural habitats while the text adds a lively description of each backed up by some entertaining 'fun facts'.
--The Guardian The skillful integration of artistry and naturalistic detail makes this a striking addition to a child's wildlife library [...]
--Publisher's Weekly Chock full of beautiful illustrations, Wild Animals of the North takes readers on a tour of the colder regions of North America, Asia, and Europe to view some of the animal inhabitants of those ecosystems.
--American Scientist The draw here is the imagery: gorgeous, geometrically stylized silkscreenlike digital portraits [...] Amazing art makes this a browser's delight [...]
--Kirkus Reviews German illustrator Braun's compendium of the northern hemisphere's wildlife is beautiful to behold. [...] its exceptional illustrations will foster admiration
for the creatures inhabiting its pages.
--Booklist Braun has packed it from start to finish with colorful illustrations and captivating information about a rich array of species.
--Children's Literature Four Stars [...] This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to over 80 species.
--Youth Services Book Review From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, Wild Animals of the North takes children on an exciting journey of discovery. The stunning drawings show these animals in all their natural majesty.
--Grain Edit Even readers with no interest in animals will love this book for its illustrations. They create movement and bring the animals to life. Amazing.
--Emily Harris, Siouxland Libraries Beautifully designed and illustrated [...] Every reader is sure to be interested in each of the pages for its sleek forms and earth-toned images. I would love to have one (or more) on the wall in my house.
--Sal's Fiction Addiction [Wild Animals of the North] is thick and bursting with gorgeous prism-styled illustrations and interesting information.
--Book Nerd Mommy
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About Braun Dieter

Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communciation Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. International publications like Time Magazine, The New York Times, stern, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Elle and Glamour are part of his many clients. The illustrations for the anniversary edition of Momo by Michael Ende are among his most recent work.
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194 ratings
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5 66% (129)
4 27% (53)
3 6% (12)
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