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How to Make a Mountain: In Just 9 Simple Steps and Only 100 Million Years!



by
Amy Huntington
illustrated by
Nancy Lemon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Chronicle Books
ISBN
9781452175881
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Geology and earth science made easy (to learn) and super quick (to read about). You, too, can make a mountain —just grab this nonfiction picture book and start today!

DO IT YOURSELF!
START TODAY!

From shaping peaks and crafting a glacier to nurturing your own plants and animals, these nine simple steps cover everything you need to know to make your very own mountain. In this book, you'll learn how to:

-Crush a piece of continent into a mountain range;
-Freeze and melt glaciers;
-Carve ravines, valleys, rivers, and mountain lakes;
-Foster plants and develop a fertile layer of soil; and
-Fill your mountain with a wide variety of animals that will work together to keep your mountain ecosystems healthy.

YES —YOU, TOO, CAN MAKE A MOUNTAIN!

It is a big job, but it ’s also a thrilling adventure! Pack your snacks, load up your gear, and get ready for the challenge of a lifetime!

“Additional Mountain-Crafting Projects.” Afterword. Full-color illustrations were rendered digitally and in pencil and gouache.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

68

Trim Size

9" x 12"

Dewey

551.8

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD780L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction, Picture Book

Topics

Mountains. Mountain biodiversity. Orogeny. Geology. Earth science. Environmentalism.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-In this illustrated information book about mountain formation, readers join a girl and her raccoon friend as they work, like young earth scientists, through nine steps that will guarantee the creation of a mountain that supports plant and animal life. While the passage of millions of years is cited in these key steps, readers with a solid introductory grasp of earth science concepts, the water cycle, and basic geological features will build a deeper understanding of the effects that climate patterns, water, and time have on this grand phenomenon in nature. At times, the second-person viewpoint reads like a cheerful how-to guide about adding the necessary features and processes that form a mountain, while a crisp, descriptive tone connects the scientific information. Short phrases, metaphors, and exclamations color the illustrated demonstrations of geological concepts and changes, emphasizing an engaging mix of large, shaded swatches of watercolorlike blends and finer details from colored pencil lines and textures. This is for careful readers. The "steps," which are labeled with large print letters, are designed to be read in strict sequential order; the text is sprinkled liberally with geological terms, though not all are defined; the small, thin font becomes lost at times in expansive illustrations. Other relevant geologic terms are introduced in the back matter, as is a reflective afterword. VERDICT Highly recommended for the curious upper elementary reader interested in earth science or paired with a geology unit that explores mountain formation and geological terms.-Rachel Mulligan

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-In this illustrated information book about mountain formation, readers join a girl and her raccoon friend as they work, like young earth scientists, through nine steps that will guarantee the creation of a mountain that supports plant and animal life. While the passage of millions of years is cited in these key steps, readers with a solid introductory grasp of earth science concepts, the water cycle, and basic geological features will build a deeper understanding of the effects that climate patterns, water, and time have on this grand phenomenon in nature. At times, the second-person viewpoint reads like a cheerful how-to guide about adding the necessary features and processes that form a mountain, while a crisp, descriptive tone connects the scientific information. Short phrases, metaphors, and exclamations color the illustrated demonstrations of geological concepts and changes, emphasizing an engaging mix of large, shaded swatches of watercolorlike blends and finer details from colored pencil lines and textures. This is for careful readers. The "steps," which are labeled with large print letters, are designed to be read in strict sequential order; the text is sprinkled liberally with geological terms, though not all are defined; the small, thin font becomes lost at times in expansive illustrations. Other relevant geologic terms are introduced in the back matter, as is a reflective afterword. VERDICT Highly recommended for the curious upper elementary reader interested in earth science or paired with a geology unit that explores mountain formation and geological terms.-Rachel Mulligan

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