Meet animals fierce and timid, large and small, fast and slow, and even some that are extinct. This stunningly illustrated atlas takes children across the globe, from polar ice and tundra to the rainforests and desert, so they can locate each creature precisely and understand its unusual characteristics and behavior. In addition, it introduces seven inspiring people who have dedicated their lives to saving our planet’s fauna, including Charles Darwin, Dian Fossey, President Ulysses S. Grant, Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz, and Armand David.
Rita Mabel Schiavo is the author of a number of children’s books and has a degree in biological sciences from the University of Milan. She lives in Italy. Isabella Grott is an illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Trento, the Academy of Fine Arts for Pictorial Decoration, and the Nemo Academy of Digital Arts. She lives in Florence and works as a freelance illustrator and a teacher at Nemo Academy.
Cristina Peraboni is a veterinarian who provides refresher courses for teachers and training courses for museum educators. She also works with various publishing houses, writing for both children and adults.
Giulia De Amicis completed her masters in communication design in 2012 and has been working as a visual designer and illustrator.
Giulia Lombardo attended Nemo Academy of Digital Arts in Florence, and works as a freelance illustrator for children’s books, as well as a graphic and web designer. She has illustrated Coloring Atlas of the World and Coloring Atlas of Animals for White Star. She lives in Florence.
Cristina Banfi graduated in Natural Sciences at the Università degli Studi, Milan, and has taught at various schools. She is a founding member of the Museum Didactic Association (ADM) and ADMaiora, working in the field of education in museums and exhibitions. For White Star she wrote The Big Book of Giant Animals, The Little Book of Tiny Animals, and The World of Dinosaurs, and cowrote Discover the World of Bugs.
Rita Mabel Schiavo graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan. She is one of the founding members and directors of ADM—Associazione Didattica Museale—and ADMaiora, both of which focus on education and learning in museums, natural parks, sanctuaries, and exhibits.
Cristina Peraboni is a veterinarian who provides refresher courses for teachers and training courses for museum educators. She works for various publishing houses, writing for both children and adults.