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The Big Rock (Aladdin Picture Books)

by Bruce Hiscock

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The Big Rock by Bruce Hiscock is an informative picture book about the story behind a prehistoric granite boulder. The book discusses the history of this rock, how it came to be in New York near the Adirondack Mountains, and how it is still surviving today. It also has wonderful illustrations that capture the reader and give an idea of what this rock went through over the millions of years it has existed. Hardened molten lava, erosion of mountains, weathering from water and snow, this book allows children to understand how rocks are formed and how they have been around since the beginning.
  sarahflack | Dec 11, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689829582, Paperback)

This is the story of a very old rock.

The "'big rock" is a granite boulder that began as molten rock millions of years ago. Through the ages, the mountains above it wore down, the ocean flooded the region, and then new mountains heaved the rock upward, to the surface of a New York State forest.

Even though the dinosaurs and other living things have come and gone, the rock remains as a survivor of the Ice Age and silent witness to the earth's continuing evolution. Once you know its story, you will never again overlook another rock like this one.

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Traces the origins of a granite rock located near the Adirondack Mountains and describes how it reveals information about the history of the earth.

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