One North Star: A Counting Book (Hardcover)

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By Phyllis Root, Beckie Prange (Illustrator), Betsy Bowen (Illustrator)
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Five toads hop, four brook trout swim, three elk graze, two loons call, and one beaver gnaws on a paper birch tree, all under one North Star. Through bog and marsh, along river and lake, across prairie and into the woods, children learn what lives where by counting the creatures on foot or in flight, swimming or perching in exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations created by Beckie Prange and Betsy Bowen in an artistic collaboration. For those looking for more about the pictured wildlife, Phyllis Root includes fascinating facts and information on the state's ecosystems and the plants and animals that make their homes there.

About the Author

Phyllis Root is the author of more than forty books, most of them picture books. She received a McKnight Fellowship for Lucia and the Light; Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble won a Minnesota Picture Book award; Big Momma Makes the World won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Plant a Pocket of Prairie (Minnesota, 2014) won a John Burroughs Riverby Award. She lives in Minneapolis.Beckie Prange is a biologist and printmaker who has illustrated two previous books, the Caldecott Honor winner Song of the Water Boatman and Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors. She lives in Ely, Minnesota.Betsy Bowen has written and illustrated many children's books, including Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year; Helen Hoover's Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman (Minnesota, 2005); and Phyllis Root's Big Belching Bog (Minnesota, 2010) and Plant a Pocket of Prairie. She lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780816650637
ISBN-10: 0816650632
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2016
Pages: 36
Language: English