Jason Chin & Deirdre Gill visit for Saturday Story Time!

Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am

Join Jason Chin and Deirdre Gill, who will share their new picture books, answer questions from the audience, and do a drawing demo.


ABOUT GRAND CANYON, WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY JASON CHIN:  A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the Grand Canyon, past and present, by master nonfiction author/illustrator Jason Chin.
Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more an a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.
Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.
Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

“Chin’s straightforward, lucid text seamlessly integrates concepts and scientific terms in engaging paragraphs full of surprising information, all of which is beautifully complemented by the illustrations.... With vivid imagination, a crystal-clear grasp of the facts, and brilliant artwork, this illuminating look at one of the planet’s most fascinating features will entrance young readers.”  –Booklist, Starred Review


ABOUT TRAINS DON'T SLEEP, ILLUSTRATED BY DEIRDRE GILL:  With the feel of a classic and vivid artwork that captures the power and majesty of trains, this is a fast-paced rhyming ode to the locomotive written by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum.

Puffing, chuffing, never yawning 
Climbing hills as day is dawning. 
Trains don’t sleep, they 

Cross bridges and canyons, plow through snow, charge down mountains, and meander across fields filled with sheep. And when it is time to rest and dreams are just ahead, never fear—trains don’t sleep so that you can.

"A well-crafted tribute to trains." Booklist

"Undeniably beautiful..." Kirkus



Jason Chin is the award-winning author of Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island: A Story of the Galápagos, which was named a 2012 Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. His book Gravity received three starred reviews, while his recent Water Is Water received two starred reviews.  Visit him at jasonchin.net.

Deirdre Gill's debut book Outside (2014) was inspired by her own experiences of playing outside as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement for Deirdre - the place she goes to "see the possibilities" as well as to ski, hike, and bike with her family. Visit her at deirdregill.com.

Jason and Deirdre live with their two children in Burlington, Vermont.


DATE:  Saturday, May 13th at 11am

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION:  Free and open to all ages.

Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401
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ISBN: 9781596439504
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017