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The Big Rock

Illustrated by Bruce Hiscock

About The Book

This is the story of a very old rock.

The "'big rock" is a granite boulder that began as molten rock millions of years ago. Through the ages, the mountains above it wore down, the ocean flooded the region, and then new mountains heaved the rock upward, to the surface of a New York State forest.

Even though the dinosaurs and other living things have come and gone, the rock remains as a survivor of the Ice Age and silent witness to the earth's continuing evolution. Once you know its story, you will never again overlook another rock like this one.

About The Author

Bruce Hiscock was an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He was well known both for his books, including The Big Storm, Ookpik, and The Big Rock, as well as for his programs in local schools and libraries. He died in 2021, in the house he built by hand using the rocks and trees on his property in Porter Corners, New York, what he called "the edge of the wild."

About The Illustrator

Bruce Hiscock was an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He was well known both for his books, including The Big Storm, Ookpik, and The Big Rock, as well as for his programs in local schools and libraries. He died in 2021, in the house he built by hand using the rocks and trees on his property in Porter Corners, New York, what he called "the edge of the wild."

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (December 1, 1999)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689829581
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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