7" x 10"
32 pages, Color
So begins Eileen Cameron's poetic rendering of a canyon's creation. Millions of years of geology are captured in 38 thrilling lines. Cameron follows the water's journey down from the mountaintop as it gains power and strength with each mile. "Drops that trickle through crannies" become first a stream that "cascades through the rocks" and then a river that "crashes through boulders. . . digging the river bed, steepening the cliffs." And the canyon is born.
Eileen Cameron's words and Michael Collier's stunning photographs convey to the young reader a feeling of awe and wonder for one of nature's most spectacular creations.
Best Books of the Year
The Child Study Children's Book Committee
"An unusual blend of memoir and image that reveals the horror of war and the transformative power of art."
"Elegantly written... Cameron's simple, poetic, evocative thoughts are completely in tune with the Grand Canyon's timeless splendor. A wondrous picture book for young folks with stunning photographs sure to cause readers of all ages to sit up and take notice. Canyon is very highly recommended..."
Midwest Book Review
Michael Collier has been a freelance writer and photographer since the 1970s. He has a Masters Degree in Structural Geology from Stanford University and pilots his own Cessna 180.
Collier's photographs and articles have appeared in dozens of books, as well as major magazines and newspapers. He has written scripts for two documentary films about the Grand Canyon. He was a special projects writer for the U.S. Geological Survey and has written and photographed fourteen books on geological themes.
Michael Collier has won the National Park Service Director's Award, the National Outdoor Book Award, and the U.S. Geological Survey's Shoemaker Communications Award. In 2005, he was named winner of the American Geological Institute's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences.
Michael Collier lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife, Rose Houk, who is also a writer. Michael is the author and photographer for Over The Rivers
, Over the Coasts
, Over the Mountains
, and the app Wonders of Geology
. He is also the photographer for Canyon.
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