ILLUSTORIA #18: RAINFOREST
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In Illustoria #18: Rainforest, enter the lively world of the jungle to find mysterious creatures, peculiar plants, and a distinctive climate.
Is the Bird of Paradise a bird, a bloom, or both? Our favorite poet tries to find out. Learn about rare and remarkable animals in our guest curator feature with Stewart Easton, and a host of new artists. Hop in the kitchen with Dog Chef for tips on whipping up a tropical smoothie, and follow Broccoli Guy as he searches the forest to find… a true wild yam. All this, and so much, just waiting to be discovered by adventurous young readers inside this gorgeous verdant issue, featuring stunning cover art by Laura Carlin.
Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids and their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers, and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts, and activities. Our high-quality triannual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart. Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.
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—School Library Journal
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