This Is the Mountain

By Miriam Moss; Adrienne Kennaway (Illustrator)
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781845079840, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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A celebration of Mt Kilimanjaro in East Africa and the significance it has on the wildlife that lives within its shadow, on its slopes and high on its peak. Written in beautifully crafted poetic prose, this is the perfect introduction to a rich and varied mountain wilderness.
Moss's expertly crafted text builds a wonderfully accurate portrayal of life on the African mountain. Kennaway's illustrations brilliantly depict the wildlife that depends on the mountain for food and shelter. A visual extravaganza brought to you by the author/illustrator team who produced This is the Tree, This is the Oasis and This is the Reef. An information spread at the end of the book provides more detailed background and the book has been checked by a natural history expert.




About the Author

Miriam Moss was born in Aldershot, in Hampshire, and has lived in the Middle East, Africa and China. This is the Tree was shortlisted for the Bisto Award in 2000. She is the author of 75 books, translated into 21 languages. She lives in Lewes, East Sussex.
Adrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia de Belle Arte in Rome. A great lover of all forms of nature, she won the 1987 Kate Greenaway Medal for Crafty Chameleon. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland.
Adrienne's books for Frances Lincoln are, with Miriam Moss, This is the Oasis, This is the Reef and This is the Tree, Jungle Song and Arctic Song, and Rainbow Bird and Curious Clownfish.

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