Island: A Story of the Galápagos
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and... show more
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island—born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands. Island is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 36
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Picture Books
The graphic design in this book was remarkable, and the palette drew me right in--amazing work on the cover! But the strength in this book is the back-and-forth between full page or full double-page pictures and the many small cameo cutout pictures Chin used on the other pages. This gave the book a ...
Let's see.... How many picture books are there that discuss huge scientific concepts like natural selection and evolution, plate tectonics and island formation, species migration and colonization, and environmental change in an interesting way that little kids can understand all in the covers of on...
Redwoods was my introduction to the wonderful Jason Chin a couple of years back, but it was a bit too fiction-y for the other Cybils panelists back then. Times have changed, though, and we readers are more open to a whisk here and there of fiction elements in our nonfiction. And (at least I think) i...
A remarkable, visually stunning book in which Chin effectively chronicles six million years of natural history and explains how the islands are a microcosim for the evolutionary process. In author's note, Chin explains what in the book is science and what is the product of his imagination but he doe...