A Mountain Alphabet

A Mountain Alphabet Cover

A Mountain Alphabet

By Margriet Ruurs; Andrew Kiss (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887769405, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

Description
Mountains are an impressive sight anywhere in the world but those of the western mountain region of North America offer riches that are truly unique. This lavishly illustrated picture book presents snowcapped peaks, emerald lakes, tall pines and magnificent maples, and a range of birds and animals that will fill readers of all ages with wonder.
The treasures and mysteries of nature are depicted in twenty-six full-color paintings, each with a line of alliterative text. Objects that begin with that letter of the alphabet are waiting to be discovered in each illustration. Complete with detailed information about each setting painted, this is a visually and mentally stimulating experience from A to Z.

"From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
Margriet Ruurs is the award-winning author of twenty-six books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials, edits the web magazine KIDSWWWRITE, and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. When she isn't travelling, Margriet runs a booklover's bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

Margriet Ruurs is the author of many books for children, including "Wild Babies" and "A Mountain Alphabet." She has a Masters Degree in Education and has spent her adult life both writing books for children and teaching children about books. She has spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Margriet Ruurs has lived across North America, and now makes her home in Oregon.
Andrew Kiss came to Canada from Hungary in 1957. He grew up in Vancouver, where he taught himself how to paint. He paints wildlife and landscapes and has spent much of his life traveling the world to see his subjects in their native habitats. Andrew Kiss’ s work has been exhibited across North America and Europe.


Praise For A Mountain Alphabet

“Kiss is an established wildlife artist. His landscapes and animals are attractive and accurate…Kiss adds many features to his paintings that expand the usefulness, perhaps even the play value of the book.”
Book Review Digest

“…[a] lavishly illustrated alphabet book…Wildlife artist Andrew Kiss offers 26 spectacular mountain perspectives. A real WOW!”
Emergency Librarian

“The illustrations are magnificent and contain a wealth of information without being cluttered.”
Canadian Children’s Literature

“Bold, rich colours and perspectives and lyrical language combine to create an exquisite experience… Andrew Kiss draws viewers inside the scene and transports them.”
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“The quality of the paintings and text could each stand alone…The love of wildlife and the outdoors is obvious in both the paintings and the text.”
CM Magazine

“Kiss’s full-page paintings of mountain scenery are visually stunning.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Andrew Kiss’s paintings perfectly capture the majesty of the mountains.”
Owen Sound Sunday Times

“A delightful, beautiful book…”
Christian Library Journal