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Virtual: Leslie Bulion, "Serengeti" in conversation with Illustrator Becca Stadtlander

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Author Leslie Bulion & Illustrator Becca Stadtlander

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Serengeti Book CoverAward-winning science poetry master Leslie Bulion presents a lyrical salute to Africa’s Serengeti Plain, one of the most spectacular and productive ecosystems on Earth.

Leslie Bulion, a virtuoso science poet, has created a portrait of the rainy season on East Africa’s southern Serengeti Plain, offering young readers a compelling look at an ecosystem in motion.

Using a series of interconnected verses inspired by an East African Swahili poem form—the utendi—Bulion’s cadences and rhythmic lines mimic the web of life in the Serengeti, following the great migration of wildebeest, zebras, and others into and then out of the vast short-grass plain.

Lush, evocative gouache illustrations by Becca Stadtlander showcase the grandeur of this immense and complex ecosystem and provide close-up details of its wildlife inhabitants. Scientific notes on each spread and comprehensive back matter material offer more specifics. This, paired with Bulion’s brilliant poetic form, make the book ideal for cross-curricular learning.

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Leslie Bulion creates award-winning science poetry steeped in hands-on learning experiences, field observations, research, humor and imagery in a variety of poetic forms. Her illustrated collections invite readers on multi-layered science adventures exploring spiders, birds, sea creatures, insects, amphibians, entire ecosystems, and even human anatomy. Leslie's graduate science background and her years as a school social worker inform both her poetry and her science-infused novels for young readers. She offers lively and engaging author visits worldwide. Check out her Kirkus-starred, funny science poetry collection, SPI-KU: A CLUTTER OF SHORT VERSE ON EIGHT LEGS (Peachtree, 2021) and her new, lyrical ecosystem exploration, SERENGETI: PLAINS OF GRASS (Peachtree, March 1, 2022).

Becca Stadtlander is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist, inspired by the beauty of everyday objects, the comforts of home, and the lush colors and landscapes of far off places. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives and works in her hometown of Covington, Kentucky. Her work is featured in children’s books, editorial publications, stationery, home decor, book covers and more

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Serengeti: Plains of Grass By Leslie Bulion, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Bulion, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682631911
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Published: Peachtree - March 1st, 2022