Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781596439504
Branch Call Number: CJ 557.9132 C4411G 2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm


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From Library Staff

As a father and daughter hike
up and out of the canyon,
Chin introduces readers to this
National Park's unique geology,
plants and animals.

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JCLEmilyD Mar 27, 2018

This book does a great job telling the story of the Grand Canyon from 1.2 billion year ago to today. It goes into detail about the geology, rock formations, and ancient and modern animals that live there.

ArapahoeMicheleW Feb 16, 2018

A grand story, beautifully illustrated about Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Good for ages 9-12. A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book and Sibert Honor for distinguished informational books published in English.

Ms_Gaye Aug 09, 2017

Wonderfully illustrated and informative. Learn fascinating geological facts while hiking along with a girl and her father. Animals living in the habitats of the region are pictured around the edges of larger spreads. The picture book format allows the images to provide complex info without overwhelming young readers. Grades 2-5

Jun 11, 2017

Terrific book for kids ages 5-10 who are curious about natural history. Fabulous illustrations really "take you there" and give the reader a feeling for the landscape and its flora and fauna--both past and present. Easily transitions from present-day to past geologic eras and back again. Many interactive features (such as "cut outs") that hint at what is coming and my kids loved to guess what was on the next page from only the small part of the drawing visible through the cut-out. Has 2 fold-out pages at the end showing a panoramic view of the canyon from the rim. No reference to the ancient cultures who used to (and still do) occupy the land here, so for that you'd need a different book.


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