A Drop Around the World


A drop of rain is a drop of life – a drop of eternity. From steam to snow, from polluted to purified, from stratus cloud to subterranean crack, water links the world in a living flow. Barbara Shaw McKinney and illustrator Michael Maydak take us on an “out of sight” journey from Maine to Mumbai, with just one raindrop as it touches plant, animal and human life all around the world. Traveling with Drop, readers will see the world, inside and out, from solid, liquid and vaporous viewpoints. The everlasting, ever-changing Drop earns our respect for water and its unique role on Earth. Once you’ve met Drop, you can journey into the heart of nature every time it rains. A Teacher’s Guide about the water cycle based on A Drop Around the World is available. This 48-page Guide by master teachers Bruce and Carol Malnor provides a unit plan as well as lesson plans on the qualities of water. It also includes background information and maps for the impact of water on the major world habitats including coasts, mountains, rivers, deserts, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, polar regions, and cities. This Guide is highly recommended for teaching the water cycle.

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