Mountain Dance

Hardcover | October 1, 2001

byThomas Locker

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Listen. The earth seems still and quiet, but constantly, silently, it is moving and changing. Mountain Dance takes readers from summit to shore, and into the depths of the earth, exploring the geographic forces it takes to move, build, and wear away the great peaks and valleys of our planet. Thomas Locker's poetic text and exquisitely detailed paintings reveal fascinating details of geology in this beautiful and inspiring introduction to earth science.

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Listen. The earth seems still and quiet, but constantly, silently, it is moving and changing. Mountain Dance takes readers from summit to shore, and into the depths of the earth, exploring the geographic forces it takes to move, build, and wear away the great peaks and valleys of our planet. Thomas Locker's poetic text and exquisitely...

THOMAS LOCKER has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the companion titles Water Dance and Mountain Dance. He lives in Stuyvesant, New York.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152026223

ISBN - 13:9780152026226

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K-Gr 4-Locker combines near-perfect oil paintings with small bits of thoughtful poetry to create a book that readers will return to for many different reasons. He tells the story of geologic evolution throughout eternity in a majestic, awe-inspiring manner. His verse describes the various types of mountains; how they were created by wind, fire, and water; and how these mountains "dance" throughout time. The verses and paintings complement each other perfectly-the description Locker creates for each type of mountain is centered on the page directly across from its painting. Readers can feel the heat from volcanoes and watch ice from glaciers melt and cascade down sloping hills. The book ends with thumbnail sketches of the mountains and additional text for those who would like to know more. The vast array of information contained in a simple format with paintings that are true to life make this a monumental book that will be used equally successfully in a storytime or in a unit on geology.Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA