Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Redwoods

Submitted by Tess from Lexington Park!
Redwoods by Jason Chin is an awesome work of nonfiction. A boy on a big city subway train is reading a book about redwoods, and he imagines the book coming to life around him. The city scape gives way to these enormous trees, the tallest living things on the planet, which have been around since the time of dinosaurs. The fantastic illustrations complement the incredibly informative and interesting text (including a fascinating passage about the proper way to climb a redwood, which includes launching a rope to climb into the canopy with a bow and arrow!), and there's an afterword from the author about the value of conserving the redwood forests. Perhaps it will even inspire you to make a trip to California to see these amazing trees up close!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that you wrote its nonfiction, because I had it in mind that it might be a fiction book. I have not read it yet, but am curious to hear reviews.

    Cheers,

    M. D. Vaden the Redwood Trekker

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