New Picture Book: ‘How Mountains Were Formed:’ Features Extinction of Dinosaurs

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Alycia R. Wright connects the extinction of dinosaurs with natural disasters in vibrantly illustrated children's book

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MEBANE, N.C. – Alycia R. Wright takes her audiences back to the final days of the dinosaur. The fable tells a realistic tale, showing young and old readers alike “How Mountains Were Formed” (published by Xlibris). This colorful and realistic picture book explains the geological process of mountain formation. It provides the reader an invaluable educational experience through a descriptive adventure of the mighty reptiles of the Mesozoic.

Wright’s book is a realistic fable that challenges the imagination. Cleverly, it relates the formation of mountains to the dinosaurs’ cataclysmic extinction. The advanced vocabulary and realistic graphics make this not only a fun book for many ages, but also lend to a realistic scenario that relates to scientific evolution and natural weather disaster. The lessons of the primordial past are none-the-less relevant to the modern day where natural disasters, climate change, and seismic activity are frequent yet remarkable events in a changing world. Wright’s picture book explains this to young readers, enriching their minds and exciting them with visuals of dinosaurs amidst natural disasters.

By learning “How Mountains Were Formed,” children will connect the prehistoric processes that shaped the earth with natural phenomenon happening today. The book fosters an enhanced understanding of the geological, meteorological and biological sciences, an appreciation of the evolution of species and, ultimately, their extinction.

“How Mountains Were Formed”
By Alycia R. Wright
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036671
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036664
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499036657
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alycia Wright was raised in Western Massachusetts. She now resides in Mebane, N.C. She is a registered nurse and the author of multiple published works. Her desire to write children’s books grew from a unique and creative imagination; but most of all, her love for children. Wright delivers this fable in a care free prose that is rhythmic, fun, and realistic.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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