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Children's Nonfiction Fossils

Fossils

by (author) Rona Arato

Publisher
Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Category
Fossils, Discoveries, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778714514
    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
    List Price
    $11.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9
  • Grade: 4

Description

Chalk and amber are two forms of fossils that provide us with clues as to how life has evolved, both in the oceans and on land. Fossils is a fascinating look at how and where fossils formed, types of fossils, and the history of paleontology. Remarkable photographs and diagrams give children clues about how Earth's plant and animal life looked millions of years ago.

About the author

Rona Arato is a children’s author with a strong interest in human rights. As a writer and editor for over twenty years, she has written on a wide variety of subjects including education, business, travel, fashion and Internet technology. Her work has appeared in mag-azines and newspapers in Canada, the United States, and England. Rona is the author of Fossils, Clues to Ancient Life and World of Water (Crabtree, 2004) and Ice Cream Town (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2007). Her new books include Working for Freedom: The Story of Josiah Henson for Napoleon (Fall 2008), Making a Difference for Maple Tree Press (Fall 2008), and Design It! for Tundra Books (Spring 2009). Rona began writing in the mid 1970s while raising her three children. She has also worked as a public relations consultant for profit and non-profit. She has taught adult Creative Writing for the Toronto District Board and conducted business writing workshops for profit and non-profit organizations in the Toronto area. She has written educational materials for organizations including Mosdos Press in Cleveland, Girl Guides of Canada, and B’nai Brith Canada. From 1994-1998, Rona had the privilege of serving as an interviewer for Survivors of the Shoa, a Steven Spielberg project that recorded the histories of Holocaust survivors. It was this experience that fostered her interest in and desire to write about human rights. Rona discovered Josiah Henson’s story while researching a project on Canadian heroes. She was immediately taken with his strength and courage in the face of seemingly insur-mountable obstacles. His dedication to human rights and freedom spoke to her heart and she hopes that his story will affect others, especially youth, in the same way it has affected her.

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