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Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas

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Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas

By  Elizabeth Shreeve , Illustrated By  Frann Preston-Gannon
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Graceful, succinct prose and engaging illustrations trace the evolution of life on Earth out of the blue and back again.

Clear and inviting nonfiction prose, vetted by scientists—together with lively illustrations and a time line—narrate how life on Earth emerged “out of the blue.” It began in the vast, empty sea when Earth was young. Single-celled microbes too small to see held the promise of all life-forms to come. Those microbes survived billions of years in restless seas until they began to change, to convert sunlight into energy, to produce oxygen until one day—Gulp!—one cell swallowed another, and the race was on. Learn how and why creatures began to emerge from the deep—from the Cambrian Explosion to crustaceans, mollusks to fishes, giant reptiles to the rise of mammals—and how they compare to the animals we know today, in a lively and accessible outing into the prehistoric past that boils a complex subject down to its lyrical essence.

Elizabeth Shreeve is the author of several books for young readers, including the chapter book series the Adventures of Hector Fuller and two picture books, Captain Freddy Counts Down to School, illustrated by Joey Chou, and Oliver at the Window, illustrated by Candace Hartsough McDonald. She lives in Northern California.

Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator, designer, and award-winning author-illustrator. Her books include The Journey Home, The Bad Day, and Dandylion Summer. She was the first UK recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month learning from renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak. Frann Preston-Gannon lives in London.

ISBN: 9781536214109

ISBN-10: 9781536214109

Publisher: Candlewick

Publication Date: 05/11/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/11/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 32

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Marine Life

Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection