Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

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A river winds through the landscape, eroding the rock for millions of years, shaping a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, as much as 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as ... Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that live within its walls, Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through this wondrous place, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show how a fossil today was a living creature millions of years ago, often in a completely different environment.
Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Multiscript Copyrightdate: 017
ISBN: 9781596439504
Branch Call Number: j 979.132 C5391g 2017
Characteristics: 54 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm


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Caldecott honor, Sibert informational book honor

Caldecott honor, Sibert informational book honor

Time travel in this nonfiction book about plants, animals, and geology of the canyon.

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AL_MICHELEW 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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