A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

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By Dianna Hutts Aston

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Nest Is Noisy comes this pretty and informative advent to the interesting international of rocks.

From remarkable blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian, an enormous number of rocks are showcased in all their attractiveness. Poetic in voice and stylish in layout, this ebook introduces an array of proof, making it both excellent for lecture room sharing and family members interpreting.

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Limestone — Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, 4,100 to 4,600 years old k oc r nic , a nd lc vo Isla old r rs er he ot ast yea d E 0 an ai, 75 t o l o M t sa 0 Ba 50 s— Sandstone, dolerite, and others — Stonehenge, England, 3,100 to 5,100 years old Marble — Taj Mahal, India, about 400 years old Marble — “David” by Michelangelo, Italy, about 500 years old Onyx — “Mother and Child” by Isamu Noguchi, United States, about 60 years old Granite — Mt. Rushmore, United States, almost 100 years old limeoal and c e k li rocks, maller NTARY E IM D e into s E S im t r e ded ov then ave ero h , e n gravel, o t d s n a , s , pebble cake of sand s e c ie a layer p e k li r togethe plants.

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A rock doesn’t hurry. Over thousands of millions of years, it changes from one form to another. This is called the rock cycle. In a process called erosion, a rock is squashed and scraped by glaciers, whirled by waves and rain, and pushed deep into the earth until it turns into magma. ” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “. . ” —Booklist —Publishers Weekly, starred review Publishers Weekly, “Off the Cuff” Award, Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Treatment of a Subject AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Association of Children’s Librarians (ACL) Distinguished Books Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection A Seed Is Sleepy “.

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