The Story of Life

Written by Catherine Barr, Steve Williams

Illustrated by Amy Husband

Key Stage 2 Natural History

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Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple living things which dragged themselves out of the water into swampy forests that eventually became dinosaurs and then us. With delightful illustrations including lots of detail and humour, all carefully researched and checked, this book shows the development of life on Earth in a truly accessible and simple way.

The Story of Life Synopsis

At first, nothing lived on Earth. It was a noisy, hot, scary place. Choking gas exploded from volcanoes and oceans of lava bubbled around the globe...Then in the deep, dark ocean, something amazing happened.

CLICK HERE to download Teachers’ Notes specially written by the authors, Catherine Barr and Steve Williams, to assist teachers and librarians in the promotion and teaching of The Story of Life in schools and to help foster a love of good books, literature and reading in children.

The Story of Life Press Reviews

‘An exciting and dramatic introduction to evolution for young children, written in consultation with the Natural History Museum.'    The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847804853
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Illustrator: Amy Husband
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Natural History

About Catherine Barr, Steve Williams

Catherine Barr studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. She is now a partner in communications company bwa design. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters. Follow her on Twitter and view her website.   Steve Williams is a ...

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