The latest book in this acclaimed series explores the major attributes and majestic beauty of mountains, using examples from around the globe. Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer readers a first glimpse into mountain habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sills superbly detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapesfrom the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains in Asia to the forested slopes of the Appalachians in the United States. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live on mountains are also represented. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details about mountains.