Atlas of Extinct Animals

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Written by Radek Malý
Illustrated by Pavel Dvorský, Jiří Grbavčic
age 9-12

Book parameters:
size 230 x 330 mm | 88 pages | hardbinding
Sold to:
Spanish for Latin America, Estonian, French, Spanish for Europe, Hungarian, Polish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian, English, Korean

Humanity is currently living through the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history. As well impacting on the environment and the evolution of the planet, the dying out of animal species may affect us, too – our proud claim to be lords of creation notwithstanding.

In this book, award-winning poet Radek Malý sheds light on this alarming fact by telling the stories of selected extinct species and studying the causes of their sad demise. The large-format Atlas of Extinct Animals is supplemented with beautifully expressive full-page illustrations by gifted artist Jiří Grbavčic and detailed pictures by renowned scientific illustrator Pavel Dvorský. By losing yourself in this book, you will bring back to life all 41 of its heroes. Give the fate of the Blue Planet some serious thought. It is in your hands.

  • Selected by White Ravens 2020 for the annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature. The White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles in 36 languages from 56 countries.
  • The proud holder of the award Zlatá stuha 2020 (Golden Ribbon 2020)

“And they all lived happily ever after”. The fairy-tale adage applies to none of the 41 creatures introduced in this atlas. Mammoth, dodo, and Neanderthal man: all extinct.“ White Ravens review

Read the review here.