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Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin

Your Place in the Universe

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Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin
Hardcover $18.99
Sep 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780823446230

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★  ”A stimulating outing to the furthest reaches of our knowledge, certain to inspire deep thoughts.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ “People of all ages will want to pore over the captivating artwork and think about the relationship between size and space. . . .  A fascinating book that is as informative as it is marvelously absorbing.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
★ “Complex concepts (such as local galaxy groups and super clusters) are clearly defined throughout in simple captions elucidating Chin’s watercolor and gouache art. . . . Extensive back matter delves deep into current understandings of the size, age, and complexity of the universe. Sources are listed along with child-friendly websites for further exploration of the big and small ideas presented in this out-of-this-world science picture book.”The Horn Book, Starred Review

★ “Page-turn cliffhangers build a pleasing buzz of suspense as Caldecott Honoree Chin (Grand Canyon) adroitly guides readers from ostriches to redwood trees, past skyscrapers and Mount Everest . . . Chin’s realistic watercolor and gouache illustrations render awestruck children and cosmic shimmer with inimitable skill, and a magnificent spread comparing Mount Everest’s mass to that of human-built structures is likely to draw gasps.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“As always, Chin is a stickler for details (the book was vetted by two Harvard astrophysicists); all illustrations are shown to scale with the exception of one or two final entities that would otherwise spread beyond the page. A worthy addition to STEM literature; concluded with generous back matter.”—Booklist

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