Over and Under the Wetland (Hardcover)

Over and Under the Wetland By Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator), Kate Messner Cover Image
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Discover the hidden magic of the Everglades in this fascinating and beautiful exploration of the wetland habitat from the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning illustrator of the beloved Over and Under series!

Part of the acclaimed nature book series that includes Over and Under the Pond, Over and Under the Rainforest, and Over and Under the Snow, this volume takes readers on a journey into the magical and mysterious reaches of Florida’s Everglades National Park.

Over the swamp, the barred owl hoots, and the great egret swoops down on snowy wings. The slow mazes of waterways are quiet with the shush of reeds and grasses. But under the swamp’s soft shadows, there’s a whole hidden world of panthers and orchids, red-bellied turtles and raccoons, lurking alligators and singing frogs. This beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book reveals all the fascinating creatures living just out of sight in the branches and depths over and under the wetland.

ENCHANTING AND EDUCATIONAL: A charming story and dazzling illustrations invite readers of all ages to explore and learn about the Everglades, with swamps full of plants and animals that are as intriguing as they are lovely to see—and full of secrets to fire up young readers' curiosity!

NATIONAL LANDMARK AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE: Wetlands are precious landscapes all over the world, but the Everglades are special. They combine several distinct habitats, house an extraordinary variety of animals, and comprise the largest subtropical wilderness in North America. They are home to rare and endangered creatures, including some animals (like the Florida panther, West Indian manatee, and wood stork) that live ONLY in the Everglades. 

GREAT SET OF NATURE BOOKS FOR KIDS: Acclaimed author and artist Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal have made dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed books. The entire Over and Under series—including Snow, Garden, Pond, Rainforest, Canyon, Waves, and more to come—is a joy to read and a wonderful addition to any classroom or home library.

Perfect for:
  • Fans of the Over and Under series
  • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a book about nature to share with kids
  • Teachers, educators, and librarians seeking beautiful nonfiction books with STEM content
  • Anyone seeking a distinctive gift for an animal- or nature-loving child

About the Author

Kate Messner is a New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty books for young readers, including The Brilliant Deep, the Over and Under series, the History Smashers series, and more. Kate is the 2022 recipient of the Empire State Award for excellence in children’s literature. Her science‑themed picture books have been honored with the Green Earth Book Award and the Riverby Award for Natural History Writing and have been finalists for the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences/Subaru SB&F prize for excellence in science writing. A former middle school teacher, Kate splits her time between Lake Champlain and Florida’s Gulf Coast. Learn more at www.katemessner.com.
Christopher Silas Neal is the award‑winning artist of the Over and Under series, and he's the author and illustrator of Everyone and the Animals Colors, Animal Shapes board book series. His work has been published in a variety of books and magazines and featured on television. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Find out more about Chris at www.csneal.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781797210872
ISBN-10: 1797210874
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 56
Language: English