A Story of the Galápagos

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The award-winning author of Redwoods presents a painstakingly researched visual tribute to the evolving terrain and animals of the Galápagos that traces the island's fiery origins, its rise and decline as an environment and the emergence of life on new islands.

McMillan Palgrave

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. Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.

Island is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

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Presents a visual tribute to the evolving terrain and animals of the Galapagos that traces the island's fiery origins, its rise and decline as an environment, and the emergence of life on new islands.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596437166
Branch Call Number: J 508.8665 CHI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill., map ;,29 cm.


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Aug 23, 2019

Week 13

A beautifully illustrated, and engaging science book for young readers.

Mar 13, 2019

Jason Chin is a rock-star illustrator and children's book author and this might be his best book. We own two of his books( Coral Reefs and Redwoods ). This is a very nice low-key introduction to the evolution of the Galapagos islands. The art is his usual water color style and looks great. The story follows the development over millions of years of the islands starting with volcanic eruption and following the various species that end up living on and evolving on the islands. There is a brief discussion of Charles Darwin at the end of the book that is not part of the main story. Love it! Check it out! Read it to your kiddos!

VanessaCCL Nov 28, 2012

"This gorgeously (and generously) illustrated science book tells the story of the birth and development of the Galápagos Islands, a group of volcanic islands off the western coast of South America. It breaks down the islands' formation and habitation by plants and animals, explaining complex topics such as plate tectonics and natural selection in a way that is both interesting and clear. Additional information on Charles Darwin, volcanoes, and the native species of the islands is included at the back of the book." KIds' Books November 2012 Newsletter

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