A Mighty Bite-y History


An epic, oversize nonfiction picture book in the vein of Bees: A Honeyed History-all about sharks and their prehistoric predecessors


ISBN: 9781419747731 Category:

Miriam Forster


Sharks are some of the oldest creatures on the earth (or, rather, in its waters). This epic survey follows sharks from their earliest appearance in the Paleozoic era up through the challenges they face today.
Along the way, readers will meet many different sharks from different points in history. They will get an up-close evolutionary look at what makes a shark a shark-like their skin, their teeth, their fins, and more. And they will get a crash course in archeological time, as the book mostly covers prehistoric sharks or modern-day sharks who have been around much longer than humans. Like the hammerhead, who has been patrolling tropical coastlines for more than 20 million years!
With lush illustrations from Gordy Wright and meticulous research from author Miriam Forster, Sharks: A Mighty, Bite-y History is sure to delight shark lovers, science fans, and any reader who loves to discover new wonders about the world around them.

Additional information

Weight 944 g
Dimensions 27.5 x 37.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 12 May 2022
Number of pages 80
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Gordy Wright
Dimensions 27.5 x 37.4 cm
Weight 944 g


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Miriam Forster loves science, history, and animals, especially the weird prehistoric ones. She’s been a waiter, a barista, a daycare worker, and a bookseller, and she is currently an author of young adult fiction and a fact checker for children’s books. Forster lives in Oregon with her husband, child, and a grumpy old cat.

Gordy Wright is a freelance illustrator and printmaker working from his studio in Bristol, UK.