• Antarctica 1990

    Far, far south in the strange and beautiful land of Antarctica. It is dark both day and night. When at last spring comes, the penguins and seals raise their young. But one year, unfamiliar sounds announce the arrival of a new presence – one the creatures hope can share this fragile world with them in peace.

  • Antarctica 1990

  • Antarctica 1990

  • Antarctica 1990

  • Antarctica 1990

    • Andre Deutsch UK & Farrar Straus & Giroux USA
    • Hardback ISBN 9780233984513. Paperback: 0 374 40371 6 / 978-0-312-58979-0 (US)
    • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
    • NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
    • New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of the Year
    A spectacular book

    The Horn Book

    Visually dazzling

    New York Times

    “A handsome, eloquent defense of a threatened environment. In simple text and elegantly designed double-spread paintings....Cowcher describes the behavior of three species that share a common habitat; then shows how...the presence of man can disrupt the nesting of thousands.”

    Kirkus Reviews

    “A book whose pictures stay in the mind, for they miraculously transport the reader to a place few will have the chance to experience first hand”.

    Times Educational Supplement

  • Antarctica 1990

  • Antarctica 1990

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  • Desert Elephants 2011

    The Dogon, Fulani, and Tuareg peoples share land with the last remaining herds of desert elephants. For hundreds of years, the elephants have followed a 300 mile circular path in Mali, West Africa, the longest migration route of any elephant in the world. But what happens when their path through the “Elephants’ Doorway” is blocked?

  • Desert Elephants 2011

  • Desert Elephants 2011

  • Desert Elephants 2011

  • Desert Elephants 2011

    • Farrar Straus Giroux : FSGkidsbooks-Macmillan USA 
    • Hardback ISBN: 9780374317744 (US)
    • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Book for children 2012
    ... Beautiful drawings enhance both the readers’ cultural understanding and biological understandings. Because of its humanistic approach and its potential for interdisciplinary integration, this book was named an NSTC/CBC Outstanding Trade Book. Readers in elementary and middle school will enjoy it on many levels....

    NSTC/CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children

    An impressionistic picture of a tough and challenging ecosystem whose challenges are shared by human and elephant (“Talla, like the elephants got water from the small lake among the trees”), and where old traditions of coexistence blend effectively with modern details such as radio broadcasts and pro-conservation wall signage......a vibrant quick introduction to the human and animal milieu of the Sahel.

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

    ...unique in its emphasis on the accommodations humans make to facilitate the migration of these huge animals....the visuals do reinforce the theme of cooperation and conservation

    School Library Journal

  • Desert Elephants 2011

  • Desert Elephants 2011

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  • Jaguar 1997

    At dusk, a silent figure casts his gaze forward and back across the lagoon”. A mystical encounter with a jaguar shows a hunter that he must learn to share his environment with all creatures. The story of Jaguar is brought to life by Helen Cowcher’s beautiful and richly evocative paintings.

  • Jaguar 1997

  • Jaguar 1997

  • Jaguar 1997

  • Jaguar 1997

    • Scholastic Ltd UK ISBN-Hardback: 0 590 54258 3 .Paperback 0 590 11123 X
    • Scholastic Press- Scholastic inc USA ISBN Hardback 0 590 29937 9 Paperback: 0 590 36037 X / 0 439 39470 8
    • Ediciones Ekare Venezuela 2000 ISBN-Paperback.Spanish: 980 257 248 9
    The illustrations capture the heat sights and sounds of the jungle... A wonderful multi-coloured spectacle.

    Geographical Magazine

    An unusual thought-provoking addition to collections.

    Chicago Booklist

    Stunning illustrations in the artist’s distinctive style, plus information on endangered species.

    New York Times Book Review

    ‘even a thousand mile road has a first step’ reads the epigraph of this compelling picture book, ambitious in concept, which encompasses mystical, moral, and ecological matters.

    The School Librarian

  • Jaguar 1997

  • Jaguar 1997

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  • Rain Forest 1998

    Full of lush vegetation and exotic animals, the rain forest is a peaceful place. Sloths, anteaters and tapirs roam its cool floor. Toucans and macaws nest in its canopy. Jaguar prowls his lush kingdom. But something more powerful than jaguar threatens this beautiful world ….

  • Rain Forest 1998

  • Rain Forest 1998

  • Rain Forest 1998

  • Rain Forest 1998

    • Andre Deutsch UK & Farrar Straus & Giroux USA 1988 
    • ISBN-Hardback: 0233 98266 3 (UK) 0 590 54107 2 (UK) 0 374 36167 3 (US)
    • ISBN-Paperback: 0 552525537 (UK) 0 374 46190 2 (US)
    • Runner up - Mother Goose Award & Earthworm Award
    • An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
    • An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
    • John Burroughs Association Award Nature Book for Young Reader
    The best of all the picture books on the subject.

    Kaye Webb RSA journal

    A pictorial plea for the South American forests that are so rapidly being destroyed......an excellent introduction to a serious issue.

    Kirkus reviews

    Helen Cowcher has a reverence for her subject, respects the dignity of the wild creatures and even communicates some of the mystery of the rain forest.

    Raymond Briggs, Times Educational Supplement

  • Rain Forest 1998

  • Rain Forest 1998

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  • Tigress 1991

    From inside a forest sanctuary, monkeys’ calls warn deer that a tigress is near. The hungry tigress and her cubs climb to the edge of the sanctuary, tempted by the scent of camels and goats beyond. Herdsmen have a plan to save their herds and the tigers too. This story is based on a real wildlife sanctuary in India and vibrant & dramatic paintings help us to feel transported to the world of the beautiful, endangered tigress.

  • Tigress 1991

  • Tigress 1991

  • Tigress 1991

  • Tigress 1991

    • Andre Deutsch- Scholastic UK & Farrar Straus & Giroux USA 
    • ISBN-Hardback: 0 233 98677 4 (UK). 0 374 37567 4 (US)
    • ISBN-Paperback: 0 552 52736 X (UK). 0 374 47781 7 (US)
    • Parents’ Choice Award for Illustration
    • A New York Public Library One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing
    • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
    The book’s thoughtful exploration of survival issues and its visual splendor are an appealing combination.

    The Horn Book

    Told with the absolute minimum of words and in brilliant, stylized pictures which play skilfully with light and shade and the strong patterns of natural form.

    The Junior Bookshelf

    ...Striking picture-book study of an Indian tiger sanctuary. The paintings catch the great tigress in a kind of hold motion : you are in the jungle, your senses on the alert.

    Naomi Lewis , OBSERVER

  • Tigress 1991

  • Tigress 1991

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  • Whistling Thorn 1993

    Helen Cowcher’s stunningly illustrated book tells a fascinating environmental tale. The acacia bushes of the African savannah adapted over time and developed their own protection against browsing animals – The Whistling Thorn.

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

    • Andre Deutsch-Scholastic UK 1993 
    • ISBN-Hardback: 0 590 54081 5 .Paperback: 0 590 55422 0 (UK)
    • Scholastic Inc USA1993 ISBN- 0 590 47299 2 (US)
    Again an outstandingly beautiful offering from Cowcher (TIGRESS, 1991), this time in a simple, fascinating explanation of the acacia’s symbiotic adaptation- which allows it to survive despite the giraffe’s fondness for its leaves- that is almost a pourquoi tale...

    Kirkus Reviews

    This intriguing piece of natural history explains simply and clearly the intricate, delicate balance between living things.

    Childrens Book of the Years

    Ants make entrance holes in the bulblike base of the thorns, and when the savanna wind blow,”it pipes through the holes like the music of a thousand flutes”. Cowcher’s watercolors are done with a warm palette and eye for close-up details that will fascinate children.

    Booklist, Books for the Young

    The vastness of the plain stretches across double-page spreads in hot reds and dry oranges giving a feeling of timeless open spaces. The brief text is to the point and accurate, and while the book works as a story its main appeal lies in its dramatic expertly executed illustrations...

    School library Journal

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

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