The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey (Hardcover)
We are lucky to have a Caldecott winner in our midst! VT author/Illustrator Jason Chin's upcoming title is another example of his mastery in blending art and science. Full page spreads showing the insides of cells are as lushly imagined & illustrated as those where we more readily recognize the landscape. This book captures the magic of discovering whole new worlds and having your view shifted (in a good way!).— From The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin
In Your Place in the Universe, Jason Chin zoomed outward, from our planet, solar system, and galaxy to the outer reaches of the observable universe. Now, Chin reverses course, zooming in past our skin to our cells, molecules, and atoms, all the way down to particles so small we can’t yet even measure them.
Like its companion, The Universe in You is a mind-boggling adventure that makes complex science accessible and enjoyable to readers of any age.
Impeccably researched, wholly engrossing, and with extensive backmatter for additional learning, The Universe in You is another knockout from the award-winning creator of Redwoods, Grand Canyon, and other distinguished works of nonfiction for young readers.
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
★ "Explained clearly and portrayed with dazzling precision. Ending lines weave scientific revelation into a message of profound inspiration. . . ."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ "Whether in the writing or page after page of cascading spreads drawing the eye in, science and poetry create a flawless blend of information, delivered with grace and confidence. . . . This book is a proper revelation, putting the ‘you’ in universe and giving children a way to grasp the infinity of the world and every particle of the planet. Exquisite."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
★ "The art's evocative detailing and dynamic compositions create vivid impressions of realism and movement that will carry viewers down to the point where size and location lose their meanings and then back around to the wide-eyed young observer. Another fantastic voyage from an accomplished author/illustrator, creatively presented."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Youngsters will appreciate the speed at which Chin moves through the universe, changing the scale with each page flip, while insets of further facts and details will intrigue aspiring scientists who want to sit with the matter (pun fully intended). Chin’s characteristically detailed art is ideal to capture and delineate the tiny and unseeable. . . . a valuable addition to multiple science units."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books