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Angela Sangma Francis

Mountains and Rivers

Angela Sangma Francis, writing as Sangma Francis, worked as an in-house editor and writer for Flying Eye before branching out as a full-time author.

Her two books, Everest and Amazon River, provide a fresh approach to physical geography. She joined Nikki Gamble In The Reading Corner to tell us about it.

About Everest
It is the highest spot on planet Earth, known to many as the roof of the world, and the ultimate challenge for mountain-climbing adventurers. Welcome to Mount Everest. Mount Everest is undoubtedly one of the most famous mountains on Earth.

Hundreds of people clamber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s footsteps… but there is so much more to this mountain than the people who climb it. With sumptuous and stylish illustrations by Lisk Feng, this dynamic book reveals the great mountain’s ancient origins, the flora and fauna that thrive upon its great flanks, and the rich mythology of Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.

About Amazon River
Beginning with a tiny trickle high in the mountains, smaller streams join until they form the world’s largest river. Crossing a continent, it winds through lush rainforests until it meets the ocean. From piranhas to the giant anaconda, this mighty waterway is home to the world’s most incredible ecosystem.

Welcome to the Amazon River. This stunning illustrated guide to the world’s most famous river and its surrounding rainforest is packed with incredible facts about South America’s wildlife, people, geography and history.