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Island : a story of the Galápagos

Author: Jason Chin
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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?
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Juvenile works
Picture books for children
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Chin
ISBN: 9781596437166 1596437162
OCLC Number: 751248343
Notes: "A Neal Porter book."
Awards: Winner of Gryphon Award 2013
Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Seven to Ten) 2013
Commended for Cybils (Nonfiction Picture Book) 2012
Short-listed for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2014
Short-listed for Beehive Awards (Informational) 2015
Short-listed for Rhode Island Children's Book Awards 2015
Target Audience: Ages 5-8.; Elementary Grade.
Description: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Birth --
Childhood --
Adulthood --
Old age --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jason Chin.

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Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by award-winning author and artist Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island--born of fire, rising  Read more...

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Handsome and succinct... "The Wall Street Journal" Chin's remarkable introduction to the Galapagos is not just a story. It's a biography. It begins with an island's "birth" six million years ago. "A Read more...

 
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