What makes Jason Chin's REDWOODS extraordinary is that it's both a brilliant imaginary tale and a rich, well-researched expository text. A boy starts reading a random book about redwood trees left on a bench in a subway station. As he becomes immersed in the book, he finds himself going back in time, literally. He starts to learn about the history of the magnificent redwood, gets off at his stop, walks up the stairs of the subway station and emerges into a deep, foggy forest of coastal redwoods.
And if you've never been to Redwood National Park in Northern California, consider a trip. It's a vast sea of majestic redwoods, fog and unbelievable beauty and so worth a visit no matter how far away you live.
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