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Forgotten Beasts
Amazing creatures that once roamed the Earth
By (author): Matt Sewell
9781843653936 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7, Grade (US) from 2 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures Jul 30, 2019
$26.95 CAD
Active 9.37 x 12.11 x 0.71 in 96 pages 96 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Pavilion Children's
A witty, colorful celebration of the amazing lost creatures of this planet; with a strong message of protection and conservation.

Matt Sewell’s follow-up to The Colorful World of Dinosaurs is a beautifully-illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot—from the relatively well known, such as the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to the obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago—many now forgotten.

Although less celebrated than the dinosaurs, the range of beasts is equally impressive, every one an amazing or scary creature that actually stalked the planet. Like the dinosaurs, these beasts are awe-inspiring in their variety, in a wide range of furs, feathers and colours, making for a stunning collection of vivid watercolor illustrations.

These beasts are arranged chronologically—from the strange invertebrate Opabinia that lived over 500 million years ago, to the Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, that became extinct in 1936.

Beautiful watercolor and pen and ink illustrations show all the amazing types of beasts that existed before and after the dinosaurs.

Be astounded by the amazing creatures and how they hunted, survived and lived in prehistoric times.

Author and illustrator Matt Sewell is the creator of a successful series of naturalist books, including Owls: Our Most Charming Birds, Penguins and Other Seabirds, and A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings.

Expert consultant on the book is Dr Stephen Brusatte, vertebrate palaeontologist at The University of Edinburgh.

Additional features: paper-over-board binding, foil on cover.

Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell is renowned for his bird and animal illustrations. Matt has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour, painted underpasses for the RSPB, and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris. He is an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the Caught by The River website (he also designed their logo). He has illustrated numerous children’s books including The Colorful World of Dinosaurs. His bird books, including Penguins and Other Seabirds, Our Songbirds, and A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings, have taken the world by storm. He lives in Shrewsbury, UK with his partner and two children.

Author Residence: Shrewsbury, UK

Author Hometown: County Durham, UK


Publicity: Placement in nature and science journals including Nature, Science, Smithsonian, Preservation, National Wildlife, Natural History, National Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Yankee, and National Geographic.

Holiday round up - Newspapers, TV, etc.

Trade reviews will include PW, LJ, Kirkus, Foreword, etc.

Key children’s media - NYT Book Review, Horn Book, Scholastic, Parents, etc.


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