Redwoods

By Chin, Jason

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-1-59643-430-1
Publisher
Porter Flash Point Roaring Brook


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2009

Gr 1-4 This remarkable picture book delivers a mix of fantasy and fiction through beautifully detailed watercolors. Waiting on a subway platform alone, a boy finds a book about redwood trees and becomes captivated while reading it on the train. As he learns that there are trees alive today that first sprouted during the Roman Empire, readers notice two passengers seated beside him from that period. When he comes out of the station, he finds himself deep in a redwoo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2009

Here's a plot straight out of a Barbara Lehman picture book. A young boy waiting for the subway finds an abandoned book next to him. He boards the train, and as he reads about redwood trees and learns just how old they are, he becomes so engrossed that he doesn't notice either the dinosaurs out the window or the Romans sitting next to him. When he exits the subway, he finds himself in the middle of a redwood forest, learning all manner ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on October 1, 2009

In a fantastical visual narrative paired with a straightforward nonfiction text, a young boy waiting for a subway train finds an ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 17, 2009

Through a series of creative setting transitions, Jason Chin takes his readers on an awe-inspiring journey out of a city, through a redwood forest, and back home again. The clever book-within-a-book format uses a boy as a stand-in for the reader, who will be fascinated by the multitude of facts about redwood trees and the habitat they both live in and help create. Chin uses relatable visual and textual...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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