Before and After: A Book of Nature Timescapes

Description

32 pages
Contains Illustrations
$19.95
ISBN 1-895688-61-2
DDC j574.5'26

Publisher

Year

1997

Contributor

Illustrations by Jan Thornhill
Reviewed by Patricia Morley

Patricia Morley is professor emerita of English and Canadian studies at
Concordia University, and the author of Kurlek, Margaret Laurence: The
Long Journey Home, and As Though Life Mattered: Leo Kennedy’s Story.

Review

This puzzle-cum-art book consists of “Before” and “After” scenes
that appear on consecutive double-page spreads. One “Before” scene
depicts a small lake in the midst of a semi-desert African plain that is
full of animals drinking and bathing. In the “After a minute” scene
on the next page, we see a lion within feet of its prey and a buzzard
circling overhead. Settings include a tropical coral reef in the
Indo-Pacific, the African savannah, the North American wetlands, and the
South American rainforest. Highly recommended.

Citation

Thornhill, Jan., “Before and After: A Book of Nature Timescapes,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 29, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/18339.