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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
Rating:*****
Tags:darwin, volcanos, islands, animal life

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Island told the story of one of the islands in the Galapagos island cluster as if the island were growing up. It began with childhood and traced all the way to old age. It discussed the volcanic activity leading to the island's formation, plant and environment changes, the presence of animal species and event outlined the basics of natural selection and species evolution.

As far as an informative book goes, this was excellent. It was a little dry despite being accompanied by nice artwork. This is not likely something children would read for pleasure, but it would teach.

Students could construct a mountain type structure, and depict the environment, life-forms and not the precipitation that could be found there (great science fair ideas). Students could plan an imaginary trip to an island of their choice in the Galapagos, describing what they would pack, and what they expect to find when they get there.
  CallieHennessee | Jul 22, 2015 |
A- This gave the book a graphic novel feel, but also felt like a documentary or a museum presentation. Each of the five chapters handles a major development in the geological history of the islands (in chunks of millions of years), and the interior of the chapter details life during that epoch. Not as good as Gravity, but good non the less.
  burtmiller | Jun 6, 2015 |
A story of the formation and evolution of land, animal and plant life. The illustrations demonstrate the changes that occur on the Galapagos Islands and the migration and evolution of the animals.
  APatricia | Apr 14, 2015 |
This historical fiction of the Galapagos Island was absolutely breathtaking. The author told the story of how a volcano started a whole new island with a unique ecosystem. I would use this book to introduce natural selection. ( )
  magen.rauscher | Mar 20, 2015 |
This is a beautiful book. The text is informative, and the book is truly a biography of the chain of islands. This book would be wonderful for my 3rd grade students, as we have just finished a unit on adaptations. Chin takes us through the life of the island, and the ways the animals adapted to grow along with it. This book is full of emotion and wonder. ( )
  HeidiJones | Mar 15, 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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