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Atlas of Amazing Birds

Matt Sewell

Pavilion Children’s

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ISBN: 9781843654063

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 5 September 2019

Category: Non-Fiction

Matt Sewell has made his personal selection of the most amazing birds from around the world and illustrated them in his dazzling style, accompanied by witty and informative descriptions and maps of every continent.

Did you know that the bald eagle holds the record for the world’s biggest nest – weighing more than two tons? When the elf owl gets into trouble, it plays dead rather than fighting? The Adelie penguin can hold its breath for six minutes and leap up to three metres out of the water? Discover these and many more fascinating facts in this fabulous book.

Every bird chosen to appear in this book is amazing in its own individual way – birds that migrate thousands of miles, have strange and showy mating rituals, survive in extreme environments, are brilliant builders, are super-fast, super-brave or super-big!

Sections on each continent – Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North America, South America and Antarctica – include maps to pore over.

Travel the world to see magnificent eagles, resilient penguins, tiny hummingbirds, towering ostriches, stunning peacocks and many more. Colourful, clever, song-filled, strange and stunning – this book is a celebration of bird life!

 

ABOUT THE Author

Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has been described as the Banksy of the bird world. Matt has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour, painted underpasses for the RSPB, and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris. He is an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by The River website (he also designed their logo). His bird books, Our Garden Birds, Our Woodland Birds, A Charm of Goldfinches and many more, have taken the world by storm. He has also illustrated numerous children’s books including The Big Bird Spot, Dinosaurs and Forgotten Beasts.

He lives in Shrewsbury, UK with his partner and two children.

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REVIEWS

'Absolutely fascinating ... beautifully written … the illustrations are enchanting - colourful and quirky- really celebrating birds from around the world... This is a fascinating book which will keep young ornithologists happy for hours!’

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'Illustrated in beautiful and expressive watercolour … This is a book to delight, intrigue and inspire as well as inform'

 

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