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Children's Nonfiction Flowers & Plants

How Plants and Trees Work

A Hands-On Guide to the Natural World

by (author) Christiane Dorion

illustrated by Beverley Young

Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Flowers & Plants, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Trees & Forests
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5


A hands-on guide to our incredible natural world

Which plants are carnivorous? What’s the smelliest plant in the world? And what is the most bizarre-looking flower? This eye-opening book explores the amazing diversity of the natural world, examining how plants grow, reproduce, defend themselves, and survive against the odds in some of the harshest climates on Earth. Packed with pop-ups, booklets, and flaps and accompanied by detailed artwork, this hands-on, fact-packed guide explains key curriculum knowledge in an accessible and fun way that’s perfect for budding botanists.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Christiane Dorion is a writer and educational consultant who has taught sustainable development for more than twenty years. She coordinated the WWF UK Primary Education program and has written a number of children’s books about the environment.

Beverley Young has exhibited paintings in galleries throughout England. She lives in Cornwall.

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