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Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles

Ailsa Wild Aviva Reed Briony Barr Gregory Crocetti



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CSIRO Publishing
01 August 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
Age range 9 to 12 When a tree cries out in pain, some unexpected heroes come to the rescue.

Nema and her gang of young nematodes (tiny worms) embark on a dangerous journey underground. The Xenos, a group of wise but deadly bacteria, hitch a ride. The story of how they help the tree is full of action, life-or-death challenges and microscopic warfare. It is a story of co-operation and ancient partnership, about events happening all over the Earth, in the hidden worlds beneath our feet.
By:   Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Gregory Crocetti, Patricia Stock
Illustrated by:   Briony Barr
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 230mm, 
Weight:   436g
ISBN:   9781486312160
ISBN 10:   1486312160
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles

Aviva Reed's wonderfully liquid illustrations infuse the microbial world with life, colour and a sense of movement; they clearly communicate the complexities of an interconnected and interdependent ecosystem. - Children's Book Council of Australia

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