In a Cave In a Cave
In a Cave In a Cave

Publication Date: October 3, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8

Strap on your headlamp! You're invited to journey into the Earth. It's chilly and damp as we exit the light, but a wonder-filled underground world awaits—IN A CAVE. See stalactites, bats, troglobites, and work up an appetite for cave popcorn in this subterranean celebration.

Work up an appetite for cave popcorn as you journey into a subterranean world filled with dazzling cave formations and cave-dwelling creatures! Join two young explorers and their trusted guide as they head off on a wonder-filled underground adventure. Slip through crevices, creep through passageways, and stop to admire the beauty of a fascinating ecosystem. From stalactites and stalagmites, to dripstone, shelfstone, and pearls - there is something to discover at every turn. Troglobites, glow worms, spiders, and bats make your acquaintance before your return to the light and familiarity of places above. With a lyrical, rhyming text, and illustrations that illuminate and bring warmth to an otherwise dark and damp environment, IN A CAVE is sure to please science and nature lovers of all ages.

About the Author

Heather Ferranti Kinser writes at the intersection of story, poetry, and nature from her home on the San Francisco Peninsula. She’s a former technical editor who now spends her days writing small stories—to make a big difference for kids! Heather loves to enter natural landscapes with an open mind and leave with a head full of poetry. She has been plunged into darkness at Mammoth Cave, trekked a spiral stair into Moaning Caverns, spotted bats at Lake Shasta Caverns, and been dazzled by formations at Mercer Caverns and Cave of the Winds. Visiting more show caves is high on her to-do list! In addition to IN A CAVE, she is the author of SMALL MATTERS and NATURE IS A SCULPTOR, both from Millbrook Press. Connect with Heather at

Bonnie Kelso is an author, illustrator and teaching artist. She has explored many backcountry caves and canyons. One time, she rappelled 328 feet just to see a glow worm! Bonnie loves everything about caving: the fabulous formations, the fascinating wildlife, and those neat drippy sounds. She studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as an exhibit designer for the Smithsonian. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her family. You can learn more about her and her art at

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Gnome Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781957655185

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