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Claire A. Nivola

Claire A. Nivola has written and illustrated many books for children, including Life in the Ocean, which received three starred reviews. She is also the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya, a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai. She lives with her husband in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.

Claire A. Nivola

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Star Child
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Star Child

Claire A. Nivola
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away. He marvels at the blue swirls of the ocean and the green land, a bright spot turning through the...

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Life in the Ocean
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Life in the Ocean

Claire A. Nivola
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles,...

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Orani
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Orani

Claire A. Nivola
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

As a child, Claire Nivola loved summers in Orani, the village...

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Planting the Trees of Kenya
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Planting the Trees of Kenya

Claire A. Nivola
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the...

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The Mouse of Amherst

The Mouse of Amherst

Elizabeth Spires; Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A mouse's-eye-view of Emily Dickinson

When a mouse named Emmaline takes up residence behind the wainscoting of Emily Dickinson's bedroom, she wonders what it is that keeps Emily scribbling...

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