Germs (Hardcover)

Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes

By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805079159, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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Come meet the good, the bad, and the ugly--yes, germs
There's so much to discover about germs. Did you know that germs make your stomach growl as they break down your food? Or that they can travel the world on anything from fleas and ticks to trains and buses?
Told from the perspective of Sam the Salmonella, this informative picture book introduces young readers to helpful and harmful germs, exploring their discovery; the breakout of historic diseases; the invention of pasteurization, vaccination, and penicillin; and other fascinating details about the world of microscopic organisms.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of many picture books, including Young Pele: Soccer's First Star, Light in the Darkness and Whale Trails: Before and Now which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and which Kirkus praised as "an inventive look at maritime history" in a starred review. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. James E. Ransome is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including A Joyful Christmas, as well as Uncle Jed's Barbershop which received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He also illustrated Under the Quilt of Night, and Satchel Paige, written by his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome. He teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives with his family in upstate New York.