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The Resource A rock is lively, Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long

A rock is lively, Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long

Label
A rock is lively
Title
A rock is lively
Statement of responsibility
Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introduces children to an array of rock facts and types
Writing style
Illustration
Review
/* Starred Review */ Gr 3 – 6 — Another beauty from Aston and Long, creators of the equally eye-catching An Egg Is Quiet (2006), A Seed Is Sleepy (2007), and A Butterfly Is Patient (2011, all Chronicle). This time they take on the seemingly sedentary world of rocks and minerals, showing them to be anything but (when you know your geology). Boiling underground, freezing in space, colorful or drab, enormous or minuscule, health food (grits for gizzards), tools for prehistoric man and modern chimps, canvas for paleolithic art or construction material for the Taj Mahal-rocks get around. Aston's quiet text follows their morphings from magma to various incarnations and back again, while Long's meticulous, elegant watercolors record their astounding diversity. Rocks are "surprising" as geodes. They are "creative" when viewed as pigments for a prehistoric palette. Rocks are "lively." A handsome piece of bookmaking from the artistically rock-strewn cover to the glorious azurite endpapers, this is an elegant window into the hitherto static existence of rocks and minerals. Eye-catching and eye-opening.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY --Susan Scheps (Reviewed October 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 10, p110)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150965
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aston, Dianna Hutts
Dewey number
552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
IG1110L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QE432.2
LC item number
.A88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Long, Sylvia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Minerals
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
A rock is lively, Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
904839
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452106458
Lccn
2011048375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781452106458
Label
A rock is lively, Dianna Hutts Aston + Sylvia Long
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
904839
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452106458
Lccn
2011048375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781452106458

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