In the Wild
Illustrated By: Holly Meade
In the Wild  -     By: David Elliott
    Illustrated By: Holly Meade
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In the Wild

Illustrated By: Holly Meade
Candlewick Press / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0763663379
ISBN-13: 9780763663377

Publisher's Description

The stellar team who brought us ON THE FARM present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts. (Ages 4-7)

From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to the panda in a bamboo forest, from the rhinoceros with its boot-like face to the Arctic polar bear disappearing in the snow, the earth is full of curious and wonderful animals, each more extraordinary than the next. David Elliott’s pithy, lyrical verse and Holly Meade’s stunning woodcut and watercolor illustrations reveal a world of remarkable beauty and wonder —and offer an enticing introduction to both favorite animals and poetic forms.

Author Bio

David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including ON THE FARM, the acclaimed companion book to IN THE WILD; FINN THROWS A FIT!, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering; and the New York Times best-selling AND HERE'S TO YOU, illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Holly Meade (1956-2013) wrote and illustrated IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR. She earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner; ON THE FARM, IN THE WILD, and IN THE SEA by David Elliott; and many others.

Editorial Reviews

A stunning combination of poems and illustrations celebrating some of Earth’s wildest and most beautiful creatures.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Meade’s woodblock prints, striking dark forms washed in watercolor, have just a hint of humor and capture the powerful wild nature of the creatures as well. The poems are read-aloud gems, and the book is versatile in both audience and potential uses.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Meade also captures the scorched beauty of the African savanna and the intricacies of jungle foliage. Elliott’s short poems focus on what the illustrations cannot: animal movement (as when the lion shakes his mane) or sounds (as when the wolf howls)...Beautiful and thought-provoking.

Thirteen animals-a worldwide selection-are featured in full-spread woodcut-and-watercolor art. Meade captures both essence and habitat of these favorites.
—Horn Book

[Elliott] has a marvelous imagination that, together with Holly Meade's woodcut-and-watercolor illustrations, gives us a truly fresh angle on the animal kingdom.
—Concord Monitor

At first you might think that the pictures by Holly Meade will be everything: the dark lines of the woodcuts making the various animals stand out vividly. But then you’ll start reading David Elliott’s remarkable poems….a memorable teaming of writer and illustrator.
—Baltimore Sun

Dramatic eye grabbing illustrations highlight this book for young readers about an assortment of wild creatures.
—Journal Inquirer

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