Living Sunlight by Molly Bang
How Plants Bring The Earth To Life

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LIVING SUNLIGHT shows children, teachers, and parents the remarkable magic of what makes us human.This informative yet dramatic book will mesmerize readers and help further a child's understanding of the energy we share with all living things in nature. We are all dancing sunlight. The book is co-authored by award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm, a leading expert on ocean science. A perfect addition to any library!
 

About Molly Bang

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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 Norther California. Penny Chisholm is a professor at MIT where she has been teaching Ecology for over thirty years. She and her students do research on phytoplankton—tiny plants that feed all life in the oceans. Her research was most recently awarded the Agassiz Medal of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
Published January 1, 2009 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Mirroring the format of Bang’s more energy-focused My Light (2006), this one is in part dedicated to Ben, “who felt it was more important that the sun’s energy fuels life than that it can change into electricity.” Here, too, the sun speaks in a meditative first-person voice: “All living things— /...

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In an unusual tactic, the Sun is the narrator, explaining how its light becomes the energy for all life on Earth.

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