Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

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Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.

Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781596439504
1596439505
Branch Call Number: j 557.9132 CHIN J
Characteristics: 48 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm

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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

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KimLeemhuis
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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