Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Karen Latchana Kenney, science, middle-grade, chapter, animals, genetics
Shuffle back in time with Jonathan, the 100+ year old tortoise, and witness the evolution of the automobile. Rest beneath the shade of centuries-old trees born when the glaciers melted on the American continent. Peek at the ocean organisms that roamed the earth before humans were even a thought. Kenney beguiles the reader with ancient timelines, winding the biological history of the world with the human history, tying said reader tightly and permanently with the longevity of the plants and animals of this world. Each chapter feels like an epic tale: lone organisms surviving chaos, hunters, pollution, and massive social change to come out conquerors and in fact, lauded examples of health and endurance.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40
, Article 143.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss3/143