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Coral Reefs

Chin, Jason, 1978-

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Coral Reefs
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"During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there." -- From publisher.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781596435636
1596435631
Branch Call Number: J 577.789 C
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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What starts as a routine research trip in the Rose Reading Room of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building turns into a raucous underwater adventure. If you've ever wondered what the main branch of NYPL would look like if whales crashed through its windows and the entire edifice sank to the bottom of... Read More »

A young girl gets a close-up look at an endangered ecosystem when she is suddenly "transported" from The New York Public Library to a city under the sea. Imaginative pictures accompany the clear, factual text.


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Jul 03, 2014
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The illustrations are beautiful, and I love the way he captures the sense of falling into a book. Very nice.

Feb 06, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

To read this book you will have to go to your local library's children's room. There you will find a copy ready and waiting for you. A copy that will tell you everything you ever wanted or needed to know about the vast, amazing, entrancing world of coral reefs and the creatures that make it their home. Gorgeous work. Great facts. A singular title.

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Feb 06, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 06, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A girl stands in a library room and removes a book from a shelf entitled Coral Reefs. As she reads we see the text below each image. The book explains how reefs are formed, who lives in them, and what their future may be. As we read along we see the girl’s library suddenly flooded. New York City is now underwater and the girl observes firsthand the lagoons, the feeding grounds, and the food chain at work. By the end she stands on the library steps utterly wet, and some other kids get to read the book world beneath the sea for themselves. The back of the book features an author’s note on the threats the coral reefs now face as well as additional facts and a small bibliography of useful books and websites.

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