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Island: A Story of the Galápagos (edition 2012)

by Jason Chin

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Title:Island: A Story of the Galápagos
Authors:Jason Chin
Info:Flash Point (2012), Hardcover, 36 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:darwin, volcanos, islands, animal life

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Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin



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I think this is a wonderful educational book. It is however a little dry and I am unsure how engaged students would be in the reading. It gives many facts and easily explains the life cycle of the Galápagos Islands. ( )
  NaomiJohnston | Oct 18, 2016 |
I hope the Chin's nonfiction picture book "Island" sparks a wave of curiosity about the Galápagos Islands. These islands have so much to teach us, history to share, and beauty to inspire wonder. Although this book is heavy with informational text, the illustrations are enough to capture the attention of the reader. This book shows the beauty of nonfiction, and would be a great stand-alone lesson in any classroom.
  kquisling | Jun 1, 2016 |
The main idea of this book was to share information about the Galapagos Islands in a kid friendly manner. I adored this book for two main reasons. The first reason was the illustrations were amazing. One the first page the vivid colors and smoke coming out of the island help show how it was formed. Also it gave texture and movement to the book. The illustrations of the animals were my favorite. Even though there were three to a page, each were "framed" in their own square. It helped differentiate them. The second reason I adored this book was the story line. It stated right when the Islands first appeared. Each “chapter” was separated by the time frame, for example the first page stated “Birth six million years ago”. It helped me understand how everything came about and that it took time for the Island to become populated. ( )
  ndelac2 | Mar 22, 2016 |
The unique format of this book was a wonderful way to introduce a challenging concept to children. The facts and illustrations were accurate and used in a way that avoided making it seem like a textbook. I think this would be a very good book to use in an elementary classroom.
  taraellis | Mar 11, 2016 |
This book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Chin divides the history of the Galapagos in two parts: one on the island formation ocurres and species colonize it experience their evolution. The example of the evolution of the marine iguana that comes from south America is a great theme. ( )
  gabbond | Dec 9, 2015 |
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An island is about to be born- one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. This book is the biography of a Galápagos island- from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood, and beyond.

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