Redwoods

by Chin, Jason, 1978-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 17 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 582.16 Chin
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj SD397.R3 C556 2009x
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction J 585 Chi (child rm)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 585.5 CHI
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j 585.5 CHI
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Non-Fiction J 582.8 CHIN 2009 CRAFTON 04/09
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 582.16 Chi
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB CHIN
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 582.16 C44
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 585.5 CH
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j CHI
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile q Juv 585.5 C53
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 585.5 CHI
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Summary

Jason Chin's Redwoods tells the story of a boy who discovers a book about redwoods and finds himself in their midst as he turns the pages.

An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests.

A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook. Chin's approach makes Redwoods a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The first book Chin has written as well as illustrated is a real eye-opener. Before the title page, the first illustration shows a boy finding a book called Redwoods while waiting for his subway train. Remarkably, the boy pictured on the cover looks like him, though on the title page, a girl in an orange sweater walks through the trees. The text is straightforward nonfiction: an informative guide to redwood trees. Meanwhile, the illustrations create an imaginative drama that highlights the facts. When he is reading that some trees alive today sprouted during Roman times, the boy is shown sharing a seat with a Roman Legionnaire and a citizen wearing a toga. When he leaves the subway, he emerges into a stand of redwoods, which he thoroughly explores from forest floor to canopy. A height comparison of trees and skyscrapers brings him back to the city, where he leaves the book on a park bench. The illustrations conclude with theĀ girl in an orange sweater picking up the book and beginning her own adventure. The text clearly and succinctly presents information, which is effectively illustrated in the colorful paintings. Even better, the narrative element in the artwork soars, promising to engage children imaginatively as well as intellectually.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Playing with the notion of just how immersive a book can be, illustrator Chin (The Day the World Exploded) makes his authorial debut with a clever exploration of coast redwoods. The framing story opens with a boy finding a copy of Redwoods on a subway station bench (he's even on the cover). He delves in, and facts about the ancient trees spring to life around him: as he reads in a subway car that "there are trees alive today that first sprouted during the Roman Empire," he is flanked by two figures from that era, driving home the point. Emerging from the station to find himself in the middle of a redwood forest, his adventures mirror what he's learning-standing in a redwood-made rain shower and glimpsing the Statue of Liberty in the midst of the forest (the tallest redwood is six stories taller). The straightforward narrative is given enormous energy by the inventive format and realistic watercolor illustrations-their soft edges and muted hues suit the mist-shrouded giants. Chin adeptly captures the singular and spectacular nature of redwoods in this smartly layered book. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Coast redwood -- Juvenile literature.
Redwoods -- Juvenile literature.
Giant sequoia -- Juvenile literature.
Coast redwood.
Redwoods.
Giant sequoia.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2009
Language English
Notes "A Neal Porter Book".
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781596434301 (hardcover) :
1596434309 (hardcover) :
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