When Planet Earth Was New

James Gladstone (Author) Katherine Diemert (Illustrator)

Product Details

$18.95  $17.43
Publish Date
September 15, 2017
10.7 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

JAMES GLADSTONE is an editor and writer of school and trade books for children. When Planet Earth Was New is his first book with Owlkids. James lives in Toronto, Ontario.

KATHERINE DIEMERT lives with her grumpy cat in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of Sheridan College's Bachelor of Illustration program, she creates images for editorial and interactive media. She uses a combination of analog and digital tools to create her work, which has been included in several shows and garnered awards. She especially loved drawing the weird and wonderful creatures in this book. When Planet Earth Was New is Katherine's first picture book.


"When Planet Earth Was New works well on two levels: as a picture book with appeal for curious visual learners, there is plenty of striking detail, color and animation. Secondly, the extra science facts will satisfy stronger readers."--Canadian Review of Materials
"Fusing art and science... Striking, otherworldly illustrations from Katherine Diemert show the constantly evolving landscapes in fantasy-rich hues in this beautifully unique journey through space and time."--Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVEIW
"Will start a discussion of the Earth's development and future and spark interest in biology, geology, and evolutionary connections."--School Library Journal
"This perfect union of words and images telling the story of their awesome planet will mesmerize children and adults alike."--Shelf Awareness
"Evocative...bold...poetic...will spark readers' imaginings of a nascent Earth."--Publishers Weekly
"Beautiful and thought-provoking, this nonfiction picture book has a great deal to offer."--Booklist
"An epic retelling of our planet's origin story... When Planet Earth Was New nails the sense of majesty and mystery that ought to accompany any look at the planet's beginnings."--Quill & Quire
"This book is beautiful. It provides a great entry point to discussing evolution and the history of our planet, and it serves as a good launching point for further research."--Picture Book Power
"Striking, slightly surreal illustrations complement the prose and offer much to contemplate...a fine addition to science collections."--School Library Journal
"Diemert's images are allusive and striking... A dramatic demonstration of geologic time for thoughtful readers and listeners."--Kirkus Reviews