What Is A River?
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Author: Monika Vaicenavičienė
★A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2021★
★A Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) Best Children’s Book of 2021★
What is a river? It’s water, the source of life. It’s also a journey, visiting mountains, cities, and oceans. It’s a home; it’s shelter. It’s energy, giving away its force to humans for power and industry. It’s a meeting place; a memory; a place to wash, to find food, to dream; it’s a word. Such is a river.
As informative as it is lyrical, this is a visually stunning work of narrative nonfiction. Spanning science, history, geography, and myth, What Is A River? leads its readers to look at the natural world with attention, from a perspective infused with wonder, intimacy, and love.
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