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Buried Sunlight

Buried Sunlight

by Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm Illustrated by Molly Bang
Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang teams up with award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels.

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really "buried sunlight," trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years.

Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it?

Using simple language and breathtaking paintings, Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of our transportation and energy use in our world.

Readers will be mesmerized by this engaging fourth book in the award-winning Sunlight Series by Bang and Chisholm.
Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
NC860L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
48

About the Authors and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Molly Bang Children's book author and illustrator Molly Bang's interest in the natural world and concern for environmental issues are reflected in her work.
Penny Chisholm Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T. where she has been teaching Biology and Environmental Science Ecology for thirty-two years.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Molly Bang Children's book author and illustrator Molly Bang's interest in the natural world and concern for environmental issues are reflected in her work.

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