Jane Price writes fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers. In addition to Underworld, she is the co-author of Lonely Planet’s Not-For-Parents: The Travel Book. Jane lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, three excitable children and a large brown woolly dog.
James Gulliver Hancock has done illustration, animation and design work for many major print, TV and music publications. He currently works out of studios in The Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, New York, and from his homeland studio in Sydney, Australia.
A scattershot but revealing dig beneath our planet's surface, illustrated with a mix of photos and schematic cutaways.
Elementary boys will devour this nonfiction book about everything underground from tombs to cities and much more.
—Library Media Connection
Jane Price gives curious young readers a sense of realms hidden from most of us ... Photographs convey the grandeur and amazing formations of certain caves, and James Gulliver Hancock's cross-section illustration of a cave city shows how it was organized in a way no photograph could.
—The Washington Post
Readers who dream of spelunking or who simply want to dive into a well (of information) will find much to ponder---bats and naked mole rats get spreads of their own, as does the curse of King Tut and the 2010 Chilean mine collapse---in this lively and accessible exploration.
The informative text and illustrations are sure to hold the attention of readers and spark interest in further research of the topics.
—School Library Journal
Visual appeal, high-interest text, and a wide scope of information inspire young readers to dig deeper---literally.