Galapagos George

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This book is about a tortoise who went to the Galápagos Islands. The characters are Giantess George and some tortoises who are ancestors of Lonesome George. Who is Lonesome George? He is a giant tortoise who is the last one. The illustrations in this book are colorful and show lots of animals. My favorite part of this book was when the scientists helped the tortoise. I like when the tortoise is eating leaves on a tree. It surprised me when Lonesome George passes away at the end of the story. The tortoises in this book change over many, many years. Their necks get longer so they can eat from the tree branches. “They had become fourteen different kinds of tortoises all isolated from one another.” A man named Charles Darwin came to study about the tortoises on Galápagos Islands. An interesting part of this book is when the author writes that because of Lonesome George “and the tortoises of the Galápagos Islands, we know that as long as there is life, there will always be ‘new and unimaginable things that can happen.’ And they do. All the time.” I think that boys and girls who like animals will like this book.

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Author Jean Craighead George, Wendell Minor, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 4/8/2014
ISBN 9780060287931
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Issue April 2014
Category Children's


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