Your Place in the Universe

Your Place in the Universe

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Explore the known Universe and consider its mind-boggling scale in this crisply illustrated, well-researched picture book from Caldecott honoree Jason Chin.

Winner of the Cook Prize!

Most eight-year-olds are about five times as tall as this book . . . but only half as tall as an ostrich, which is half as tall as a giraffe . . . twenty times smaller than a California Redwood! How do they compare to the tallest buildings? To Mt. Everest? To stars, galaxy clusters, and . . . the universe?

Jason Chin, the award-winning author and illustrator of Grand Canyon has once again found a way to make a complex subject--size, scale and almost unimaginable distance--accessible and understandable to readers of all ages. Meticulously researched and featuring the highly detailed artwork for which he is renowned, this is How Much is a Million for the new millenium, sure to be an immediate hit with kids looking for an engaging way to delve into perspective, astronomy, and astrophysics. Curious readers will love the extensive supplementary material included in the back of the back of the book

An American Library Association Notable Children's Book

A New England Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!

Author: Jason Chin
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780823446230
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510402 / Your Place in the Universe


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2020
School Library Journal 07/01/2020 pg. 72
Booklist 07/01/2020 pg. 56
Publishers Weekly 08/10/2020
Shelf Awareness 09/04/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 123
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Jason Chin is a celebrated author and illustrator of children's books. He illustrated Nine Months, by Miranda Paul, and wrote and illustrated Grand Canyon, awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. His other nonfiction titles, including Redwoods, Island: A story of the Galápagos, Coral Reefs, and Gravity, have received numerous starred reviews and other accolades. Jason lives in Vermont with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their children.