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The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals

(Extinct Animal Books for Kids, Natural History Books for Kids)

Illustrated by Walerczuk Val
Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Learn about 36 amazing animals that once shared our planet in this beautifully illustrated reference book, filled with fascinating facts.

The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals explores some of the most captivating creatures to have once shared our planet. From the giant moa and the dodo to the black rhino and the Pinta Island tortoise, the animals in The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals book have all disappeared due to the actions of humankind.

The animals’ stories demonstrate the fragility of life on Earth, and inspire young readers to take action to protect the environment and preserve endangered animals.    

36 EXTINCT ANIMALS: Learn about dozens of animals, from the giant moa to the dodo to the black rhino.

STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: Vibrant, detailed images vividly bring long-lost and recently extinct animal species back to life.

FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of fascinating facts about dozens of animals.

ENVIRONMENTAL EMPHASIS: Encourages young readers to help protect threatened species.

MAP OF THE ANIMAL WORLD: Includes a beautiful full-color map that shows where in the world each animal called home.

COLLECT THE SERIES: More fascinating compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Birds, The Magnificent Book of Horses, The Magnificent Book of Insects and Spiders, and more!

Barbara Taylor studied environmental sciences at the University of Southampton before becoming a science editor and writer at London's Natural History Museum. She has worked as an editor for a number of London publishers and is a multi-award-winning author of more than 120 children's information books and encyclopedias on natural history, science, and geography.

Val Walerczuk is a professional artist with international experience. His passion is the creation of all kinds of illustrations, photographs, and artworks with accuracy and attention to detail, and he believes that anything is possible when it comes to creating art.

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