When Nanda is born, the whole of her world is the circle of her mother's arms. But as she grows, the world grows too. It expands outward — from her family, to her friends, to the city, to the countryside. And as it expands, so does Nanda's wonder in the underlying shapes and structures patterning it: cogs and wheels, fractals in snowflakes. Eventually, Nanda's studies lead her to become an astronaut and see the small, round shape of Earth far away.
A geometric meditation on wonder, Small World is a modern classic that expresses our big and small place in the vast universe.
"As Nanda grows more interested in flight, she’s seen working a 'human-powered helicopter,' then piloting an airplane over a tapestry of fields and water. An astronaut at last, she wears a spacesuit among 'a sea of stars', the Earth visible in the distance — it’s 'a circle called home.' Lyrical writing ('the microscopic elegance of fractals in the snow') and graceful illustrations together convey the idea that learning opens up a whole world. Mercurio does more than nudge kids in the direction of STEAM fields; she celebrates the beauty of discovery and the elegance of flight." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jul 2, 2019|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|