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Bursting with breathtaking illustrations and exquisite text courtesy of former Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner Katherine Rundell, The Golden Mole highlights the extraordinary abilities and stories associated with a range of remarkable creatures in all too real danger of dying out.
Shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2023
A pangolin's tongue is longer than its body. It keeps it furled in a nifty pouch near the hip. A swift flies two million kilometres in its lifetime. That's far enough to get to the moon and back twice over - and then once more to the moon. There's a fable that storks deliver babies. In fact, the Nazis used them to air-drop propaganda.
Each of these animals is extraordinary. And each of them may soon disappear from the earth.
A lavishly illustrated compendium of the staggering lives of some of the world's most endangered animals, The Golden Mole is a chance to be awestruck and lovestruck - to fall for the likes of the seahorse, the narwhal and, as astonishing and endangered as them all, the human.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 212 x 165 x 20 mm
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From the flawless gold sprayed edges to the exquisite illustrations and of course the breath-takingly good writing this is a total gem of a book that made me smile and has earned pride of place on my bookshelf. It... More
“Glimpses of Wonder”
It’s hard to do this book justice- words can’t capture how gorgeous The Golden Mole really is. On the surface a collection of anecdotes about some of the more fascinating creatures in the natural world, this beautiful... More
“A cornucopia of delights with a serious message”
There is no denying the literary talent of Katherine Rundell; she is an alchemist with language weaving together vocabulary and sentences to create fictional works of joy, fascination, comedy , drama but in this... More
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