Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art


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$19.99  $18.59
Clarion Books
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9.2 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Hannah Salyer received her BFA in illustration and communication design, with a minor in environmental studies, from Pratt Institute. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes and illustrates picture books, including her own Packs: Strength in Numbers and Ancestory: The Mystery and Majesty of Ancient Cave Art, as well as This Wolf Was Different by Katie Slivensky. She also teaches art classes for young kids and illustration classes for undergrad students at Parsons School of Design. Visit her at


ANCESTORY: "Vivid . . . mesmerizing . . . intriguing . . . How extraordinary that ancient ancestors call out to us from the rocks we see all around. Excellent explanatory backmatter concludes this fascinating book." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

ANCESTORY: "Breathtaking illustrations capture the beauty and power of prehistoric artwork with remarkable precision. This luminous picture book about humanity's shared stories is full of discoveries." -- Booklist (starred review)

ANCESTORY: "Visually stunning. A fascinating look at a still-unfurling human history."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

ANCESTORY: "An effective, efficient celebration of the human need to tell stories through art." -- Horn Book Magazine

ANCESTORY: "In this informative picture book, Salyer uses brilliant images to present the "history" found in rocks and cave art, making a connection between ancient artists and creators in modern times. A lush and vibrant picture book which will leave readers wanting to know more." -- Publishers Weekly

PACKS: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: "Showing how different animals benefit from living and working in groups, Salyer's debut is a great example of the inventiveness possible in a nonfiction picture book." -- New York Times Book Review

PACKS: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: "With supple, richly colored illustrations and enthusiastic text, Hannah Salyer draws readers... into the beauty and variety of wild creatures." -- Wall Street Journal

PACKS: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: "[An] uplifting, lively picture book that details the various ways a community structure helps a species thrive and survive.... Part natural science, part deep ecology, wholly captivating." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

PACKS: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: "A must-purchase for every collection. Salyer offers a beautiful look at Earth's herding creatures." -- School Library Journal (starred review)