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{"id":4203394567,"title":"In My Own Backyard","handle":"in-my-own-backyard","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/judi-kurjian\" title=\"Judi Kurjian bio\"\u003eJudi Kurjian\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/david-r-wagner\" title=\"David Wagner bio\"\u003eDavid R. Wagner\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTime travel through your own back window\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne morning a child gazes through a bedroom window and watches as amazing things happen. 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She majored in geography at Barnard College of Columbia University and has since continued in her readings on geology, history, archaeology, anthropology, and the glacial history of the earth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/judi-kurjian\" title=\"Judi Kurjian bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Judi.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDavid R. Wagner, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith over 20 years of experience as a published and nationally recognized historical illustrator, David Wagner's work is marked by his unique perspective. Combining creative and technical skill, he can bring any subject to life. David's colorful illustrations display a remarkable historical accuracy due to his diligent research and consistent attention to detail.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/david-r-wagner\" title=\"David Wagner bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about David.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKids' Pick of the Lists\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGeologic time collapses into a single morning when a youngster peers through a bedroom window and wonders ``how many people had stood where I was, looking at this very same place.'' 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In My Own Backyard

By: Judi Kurjian / Illustrated by: David R. Wagner

Time travel through your own back window

One morning a child gazes through a bedroom window and watches as amazing things happen. The backyard is transformed to reveal what lived there hundreds, thousands, and millions of years ago.

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Judi Kurjian, author

Judi Kurjian has always been fascinated with the idea of discovering clues about the past in the rocks under her feet. She majored in geography at Barnard College of Columbia University and has since continued in her readings on geology, history, archaeology, anthropology, and the glacial history of the earth.

Read more about Judi.


David R. Wagner, illustrator

With over 20 years of experience as a published and nationally recognized historical illustrator, David Wagner's work is marked by his unique perspective. Combining creative and technical skill, he can bring any subject to life. David's colorful illustrations display a remarkable historical accuracy due to his diligent research and consistent attention to detail.

Read more about David.

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Publishers Weekly

Geologic time collapses into a single morning when a youngster peers through a bedroom window and wonders ``how many people had stood where I was, looking at this very same place.'' Suddenly, the quiet landscape of garden, brook and mountain reverses its usual forward course toward noon and turns backward in time. A succession of scenes--showing, variously, people cutting hay with scythes; a sawmill and oxen teams; settlers; Native Americans celebrating a harvest--carry the reader deep into history. As the time trip gathers speed, the boy sees glaciers, dinosaurs, dense steamy air, swamps swelling into oceans and ``a beach with hissing sulphur springs.'' Wagner's historically accurate oil paintings add to Kurjian's enthusiastic text an otherworldly mood which, along with the author's attention to details, awakens the reader to the awe of geologic time. Included is a time line presenting recent history (everything since the woolly mammoth) as a tiny fragment, and matching the names of epochs, periods and eras to the scenes depicted in the book.

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ISBN: 978-0-88106-444-5

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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
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