Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth (Hardcover)

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By Molly Bang, Molly Bang (Illustrator), Penny Chisholm
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Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm return with another fascinating book in their Sunlight series of science picture books about how light affects the world. This time, they explore how light moves water around the Earth, controls the global ocean currents, and shapes the world. Bang’s beautiful illustrations easily bring clarity and understanding to a subject that is sure to capture the attention of curious young minds."

--Matt, Longfellow Books

— From Matt Recommends!

Description


Three-time Caldecott Honor Artist Molly Bang and National Science Award-winning professor Penny Chisholm present a stunning, accessible explanation of the Earth's water cycle and its global effects.

With stunning artwork and compelling scientific explanation, Bang and Chisholm have brought forth a masterpiece that is critically relevant in this environmentally tumultuous time. How does the sun keep ocean currents moving and lift fresh water from the seas? What can we do to conserve one of our planet's most precious resources? In this newest book in the award-winning Sunlight Series, readers learn about the constant movement of water as it flows around the Earth. As the water changes between liquid, vapor, and ice, Sunlight powers all living things, ensuring that life can exist on Earth.Perfect for any reader--young or old!--this is an invaluable addition to all classrooms, libraries, and at-home collections.

About the Author


Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... ; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.

Praise For…


5 STARS for Rivers of Sunlight:* "The science is superb." -- Horn Book, starred review* "The pairing of uncomplicated text and lavish illustration feels expansive, conveying amazement and awe through clear, yet poetic, visual explanations....A handsome invitation to earth science." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "An enlightening book on a vital topic." -- Booklist, starred review*"Bang continues her Sunlight series with a poetic, in-depth exploration of the sun's role in the water cycle." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review *"An outstanding choice for introducing young children to the water cycle. This is a book to return to many times." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Buried Sunlight:* "Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Combining an amiable voice with unusual breadth of vision, depth of knowledge, and subtlety of presentation, this is a masterful book in a highly original science series." -- Booklist, starred reviewPraise for Ocean Sunlight:A Booklist Editor's Choice & Top 10 Book for YouthA Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice TitleA Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book Title* "This ambitious, beautifully illustrated book offers information seldom covered in science books for young children." -- Booklist, starred review* "Bang creates dimension and visual drama with her use of gold, blues, and black, forming an ethereal habitat for phytoplankton, jellyfish, and bioluminescent creatures." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea. Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

5 STARS for Rivers of Sunlight:* "The science is superb." -- Horn Book, starred review* "The pairing of uncomplicated text and lavish illustration feels expansive, conveying amazement and awe through clear, yet poetic, visual explanations....A handsome invitation to earth science." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "An enlightening book on a vital topic." -- Booklist, starred review*"Bang continues her Sunlight series with a poetic, in-depth exploration of the sun's role in the water cycle." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review *"An outstanding choice for introducing young children to the water cycle. This is a book to return to many times." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for Buried Sunlight:* "Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Combining an amiable voice with unusual breadth of vision, depth of knowledge, and subtlety of presentation, this is a masterful book in a highly original science series." -- Booklist, starred reviewPraise for Ocean Sunlight:A Booklist Editor's Choice & Top 10 Book for YouthA Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice TitleA Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book Title* "This ambitious, beautifully illustrated book offers information seldom covered in science books for young children." -- Booklist, starred review* "Bang creates dimension and visual drama with her use of gold, blues, and black, forming an ethereal habitat for phytoplankton, jellyfish, and bioluminescent creatures." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea. Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545805414
ISBN-10: 0545805414
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English