Your Place in the Universe
Your Place in the Universe
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Your Place in the Universe

Written by Jason Chin
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$18.99
$17.66
4 - 8
Reading age
40
Page count
49
Words per page
~888L
Lexile measure
Sep 1, 2020
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A fascinating nonfiction read that puts the universe in perspective . . . literally.

After judging the book by its cover, a few pages in readers may be surprised to discover that Your Place in the Universe is in fact a super-informative, non-fiction book—but they won’t be disappointed. Starting from four 8-year-old children, Chin skillfully scales up from giraffes to trees to buildings (which children may have some sense of) to larger and larger pieces of our world and solar system until reaching the universe. By using drawings that are done to scale (as much as possible while still making essential pieces visible) and starting with the scale of familiar things to work up to new things, readers get a glimpse of just how large the universe really is, as well as the confidence to build on their existing knowledge to learn new things. The construction of the book itself cleverly mirrors this concept, starting with short and sparse facts and working up to more in depth explanations as concepts become more unfamiliar and finally concluding with almost textbook-like backmatter for readers whose curiosity has been piqued. The illustrations are pleasantly realistic without overwhelming detail, and Chin’s illustration of the cosmic web invokes a sense of wonder that is beautifully appropriate for its grandeur and majesty.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780823446230
Publication Date
September 1, 2020
Publisher
Neal Porter Books
Illustration Details
The artwork for this book was created using watercolor, gouache, and digital techniques.
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
49
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2019038030
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1122734578
Est. Lexile® Level
~888L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~U
ATOS® Book Level
5.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
510402
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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