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Author: Jason Chin

Illustrator: Jason Chin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Year: 2014

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What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?

What if your feet drifted away from the ground?

What stops everything from floating into space?


As in his previous books, RedwoodsCoral Reefs, and Island, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.

Praise for Gravity

★”Charming . . . Concise diagrams and tongue-in-cheek pictures that accompany the instructions are as entertaining as they are effective.” – BCCBSTARRED REVIEW

“Hypnotically arresting . . . Sublime illustrations.” – The Horn Book

★”Chin (Island) takes his exceptional artistic gifts into outer space, painting with disciplined exuberance a series of spreads that explain the fundamentals of gravity … Chin does some David Wiesner–style visual punning as the pages of the boy’s book—illustrated with paintings of a massive, fiery sun exerting force on a tiny Earth and moon—do double duty as both an object affected by gravity and an explanation of how it works. In his embrace of the wild possibilities of a world without gravity, Chin outdoes himself.”  —  Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★”After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California’s redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity’s pull . . . With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin’s latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own.” – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW 

★”Chin introduces youngsters to the concept of gravity, presenting the information in highly understandable language and in captivating paintings that will delight young readers.” — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“A visually impressive piece of storytelling, it will please kids who enjoy what-if scenarios.” – Booklist