Island by Jason Chin
A Story of the Galápagos

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Throughout, Chin’s sumptuous watercolors evoke the landscape and its evolving menagerie of birds, tortoises and land iguanas.
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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?

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

 

About Jason Chin

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Jason Chin is the author and artist of the Roaring Brook titles Coral Reefs and the award-winning Redwoods, which Kirkus Reviews called, "an inventive eye-opening adventure." This is his third book with Roaring Brook Press. Jason lives with his wife Deirdre, also an artist, and his son in Vermont. www.jasonchin.net
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Roaring Brook Press. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference.
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Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Sep 26 2012

Throughout, Chin’s sumptuous watercolors evoke the landscape and its evolving menagerie of birds, tortoises and land iguanas.

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