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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.
About the Author
Kate Messner is the award-winning author of more than a dozen other books for young readers, including Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the DirtOver and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and How to Read a Story. When she's not writing, she loves spending time outside. Kate lives in New York with her family.
Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and shows his art at various galleries nationwide. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.
«"A magical artistic and informational world that readers will delight in visiting again and again."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Time Magazine Best Books of the Year
Read On Wisconsin! State Reading List 2018-2019
"Playful and lovely to read aloud. even older budding naturalists will find something to enjoy here."-School Library Journal
"Dazzling."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Conveys the sights and sounds and motions of a peaceful day spent enjoying and observing nature."-The Horn Book Magazine
"A contemplative journey through an ecosystem."--USA Today