This Is the Mountain by Miriam Moss

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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.

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Moss is a former teacher and author of over forty children's nonfiction titles. She lives with her three young children Jutta Bucker lives in Hamburg, Germany. She loves dogs, cats, cats, birds, and horses. Traveling is one her greatest joys--her favorite destinations are the German coast, England, and Scandinavia. Jutta's hobbies include hiking and flamenco dancing. Jutta has illustrated ten picture books, which are read by children around the world, in many different languages.
Published May 24, 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Higher up the mountain there are forests, with troops of "catapaulting colobus" and, even higher, a waterfall and small streams where the "shy Suni antelope" and bush pigs and elands dwell.

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