Friday, June 6, 2014

Galapagos George

Title: Galapagos George
Author: Jean Craighead George
Paintings: Wendell Minor
Published: April 8th 2014 by Harper Collins
Format: Hardcover; Pgs
Genre: Children's
Ages: 4 - 8 years; Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

Jean Craighead George with paintings by Wendell Minor educates the reader in the history and evolution of what are known as the Galapagos Tortoises.

From the time after the dinosaurs roamed the earth to Lonesome George living out his final days at the Charles Darwin Research station on Santa Cruz Island, the reader learns about these magnificent mammals.

At the end of the story, the reader will find two pages of key terms, resources and a timeline that could be used for further research into the George Tortoises or as a jumping off point for a classroom or home-school project.

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