Above, Below and Long Ago

  • Illustrated By: Jonathan Emmerson
  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:animals and plants around the world, evolution, adaptation, wildlife, flowers
  • Available:03/11/2025
  • Lexile:NC1170L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T

Let’s get closer to wildlife that is hard to see.

There are animals and plants in the skies, deep underwater, on clifftops, in caves, underground and from long, long ago that remain hidden from the world. In Above, Below and Long Ago, catch a rare glimpse of a snow leopard stalking its prey high in the mountains and a ghostly pale, eel-shaped olm that can live in underground caves for 10 years without eating. Dive deep into the earth to find out how a mysterious orchid only blooms underground or go back in time to meet the megalodon, one of the largest predators to ever live on Earth. Young readers will explore how these elusive plants and animals adapt to their sometimes extreme environments and how some left their mark in the fossil record.

Illustrated with linocut prints, this book highlights the textures and patterns of the natural world, up high, down low and long ago.