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by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egneus

Hardback Publication Date: 01/07/2018


How did one little moth answer the world's biggest question?

Dark, haunting and visually spectacular, Moth is a fantastically unique non-fiction picture book that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.

Written by the incredible Isabel Thomas and illustrated by super talent, Daniel Egneus, Moth is a beautifully atmospheric non-fiction picture book about the way in which animals have evolved, intertwined with the complication of human intervention.

“Through light and dark a story will be told…”

This is the story of the peppered moth. A true tale that introduces the concept of survival and evolution in the animal kingdom against the backdrop of a world changed by humans. The colour of an animal can determine whether it lives or dies. But what will happen to it when humans change the world... Who will survive? Who will evolve? Who will die out?

“People built factories and burned coal to power magnificent machines. They made steam trains to take things here there and everywhere. Chimneys filled the air with smoke and soot…”

With natural selection Darwin answered the world's biggest question. The colour of an animal can determine whether it lives or dies. If it is easily spotted by predators, it may well become a meal. Hidden nicely against its backdrop, an animal can escape its enemies for another day.

When humans come along and change the world with their factories and machines, darkness fills the air. The peppered moth that hides amongst the lush lichen trees is unable to escape, unable to hide and unable to avoid becoming a tasty meal for a hungry predator. Years roll by and black moths take over the soot covered trees where the peppered moths once sat. Until the world begins to change again...

The story of the peppered moth is the most famous example of Darwin's evolution theory and the best evidence scientists have to prove it. It is a story that is studied the world over from primary level to academic level.

And it has never been told in this way before.

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Publication Date:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Daniel Egneus

Known for his vibrant, lucid and rich illustrations, Daniel Egneus is a rising star. His magical, chilling fairytale Raven Child and the Snow Witch published last Christmas to wonderful reviews and he recently illustrated Neil Gaiman's American Gods. He is also a well-regarded fashion illustrator and works for the likes of Chanel, H&M and Nike.

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