Grand Canyon by Jason Chin, Hardcover, 9781596439504 | Buy online at The Nile
Departments
 Free Returns*

Grand Canyon

Author: Jason Chin  

Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the Grand Canyon, past and present, by master nonfiction author/illustrator Jason ChinA 2018 Caldecott Honor bookA 2018 Sibert Honor book

Read more
$40.45
Or pay later with
Check delivery options
Hardcover

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Summary

A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the Grand Canyon, past and present, by master nonfiction author/illustrator Jason ChinA 2018 Caldecott Honor bookA 2018 Sibert Honor book

Read more

Description

Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more an a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

Read more

Awards

Commended for Caldecott Medal 2018
Commended for Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award 2018

Read more

Critic Reviews

“"With vivid imagination, a crystal-clear grasp of the facts, and brilliant artwork, this illuminating look at one of the planet's most fascinating features will entrance young readers."--Booklist, starred review "Chin ( Island: A Story of the Galapagos ) packs the geologic history of the Grand Canyon into a stunningly illustrated story of a magical father-daughter hike."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This representation captures the essence of field geology: artifacts of the earth are indeed conduits to the past, brought to life through scientific imagination. The perimeters of some pages are filled with delicate sketches and diagrams in muted colors reminiscent of the dry rock landscape."--Horn Book, starred review "Just watching the scenery go by in Chin's sumptuous watercolors could be satisfaction enough for many readers, but textual commentary on the rock formations, as well as the ecological communities of flora and fauna in the changing climate zones, form the basis of a multidisciplinary science les- son far more engrossing than kids are likely to encounter in a classroom."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review "An outstanding introduction to one of the world's greatest outdoor wonders, with much to offer elementary students about Southwestern biomes, sedimentary geology, and the profound pleasures of observing nature."--School Library Journal, starred review”

A Caldecott Honor BookA Sibert Honor Book"With vivid imagination, a crystal-clear grasp of the facts, and brilliant artwork, this illuminating look atone of the planet's most fascinating features will entrance young readers."--Booklist, starred review"Chin (Island: A Story of the Galapagos) packs the geologic history of the Grand Canyon into a stunningly illustrated story of a magical father-daughter hike."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"This representation captures the essence of field geology: artifacts of the earth are indeed conduits to the past, brought to life through scientific imagination. The perimeters of some pages are filled with delicate sketches and diagrams in muted colors reminiscent of the dry rock landscape."--Horn Book, starred review"Just watching the scenery go by in Chin's sumptuous watercolors could be satisfaction enough for many readers, but textual commentary on the rock formations, as well as the ecological communities of flora and fauna in the changing climate zones, form the basis of a multidisciplinary science les- son far more engrossing than kids are likely to encounter in a classroom."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"An outstanding introduction to one of the world's greatest outdoor wonders, with much to offer elementary students about Southwestern biomes, sedimentary geology, and the profound pleasures of observing nature."--School Library Journal, starred review

Read more

About the Author

Jason Chin is the author of the award-winning Redwoods; Coral Reefs, nominated for a Texas Bluebonnet Award; and most recently Island: A Story of the Galápagos, named a 2012 Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews and a Fanfare title by The Horn Book. Jason lives with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their son, Liam, in Burlington, Vermont.

Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Published
28th February 2017
Pages
54
ISBN
9781596439504

Returns

This item is eligible for free returns within 30 days of delivery. See our returns policy for further details.

$40.45
Or pay later with
Check delivery options