The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey (Hardcover)

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Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin delves deep into the microscopic spaces just beneath our skin in this companion to the award-winning Your Place in the Universe

From the tiniest mammals to the intricate structures of microscopic organisms and subatomic particles that make up every human body, journey through an unseen world! 

Jason Chin, Caldecott Medalist for Watercress and Cook Prize winning author and illustrator of Your Place in the Universe explores the building blocks of all matter and life, demonstrating how much we have in common with everything around us.

With detailed, luminous illustrations that explore perspective and scale, paired with accessible, entertaining text, The Universe in You takes young readers on an impossible journey. Detailed backmatter elaborates and adds context on the science behind this beautiful, well-researched book.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Jason Chin is a celebrated author and illustrator of children’s books. He received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Andrea Wang's Watercress, a Newbery Honor book and APALA award winner. His book Grand Canyon was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. His other acclaimed nonfiction titles—Coral Reefs, Redwoods, Gravity, and Island: A Story of the Galapagos—have received numerous starred reviews and other accolades. He is also the illustrator of Stephanie Parsley Ledyard’s debut title Pie Is for Sharing and Miranda Paul’s Water is Water and Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born, the latter a Boston Horn Globe Honor Book. He lives in Vermont with his wife and children.

Praise For…

★ "Giving the biggest impact to these tiniest bits are full-page watercolor-and-gouache illustrations in fine detail, with an illustrator’s note explaining methods for depicting and coloring particles too miniscule for humans to visualize. . . .  stunning visuals. . . ."—Booklist, Starred Review

★ "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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823450701
ISBN-10: 0823450708
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: November 29th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English