Galapagos George
Galapagos George  -     By: Jean Craighead George
    Illustrated By: Wendell Minor(Illustrator)
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* From beloved naturalist and Newbery Medal-winning author Jean Craighead George comes a breathtaking, beautifully illustrated look at the fabulous creatures inhabiting the Galapagos Islands! Her "modern evolution story" stars Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise who was the last of his kind, and whose death marked the extinction of his sub-species. Ages 4 to 8. 40 pages, hardcover from HarperCollins.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 10.00 X 10.00 X 0.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0060287934
ISBN-13: 9780060287931
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galápagos Islands.

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the critically acclaimed Everglades Jean Craighead George once again introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in this incredible evolution story set in the Galápagos Islands. The back matter features key terms, a timeline, and further resources for research.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Author Bio

Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.

Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Sierra by Diane Siebert, Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, and America the Beautiful, based on the poem by Katharine Lee Bates. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions. He lives in rural Connecticut with his wife and their two cats, Cindercat and Sofie.

Editorial Reviews

This beautiful homage conveys complex ideas in concrete ways so children can witness how these extraordinary tortoises survived so long in their particular habitats. Splendid.
Skillfully capturing the concept of adaptation in natural selection, this succinct story continues its creators’ tradition of inspiring awe and appreciation for the natural world.
Minor’s painterly illustrations showcase the changing setting and the magnificence of the tortoises.

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