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Celebritrees

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Publisher Comments:

Some trees have lived many lifetimes, standing as silent witnesses to history. Some are remarkable for their age and stature; others for their usefulness. A bristlecone pine tree in California has outlived man by almost 4,000 years; a baobab tree in Australia served as a prison for Aboriginal prisoners at the turn of the twentieth century; and a major oak in England was used as a hiding place for Robin Hood and his men (or so the story goes…).

 

The fourteen trees in this book have earned the title “Celebritrees” for their global fame and significance. Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring, but what they can tell us about history.

Review:

"This playful celebration of trees offers profiles of 14 specimens. A sequoia known as General Sherman that stands in California's Sequoia National Park weighs close to three million pounds, or 'as much as 14 Argentinosauruses, 10 blue whales, or three 747 jets.' The Tule Tree, in Mexico, is recognized for gnarled contortions in its bark that 'give the appearance of creatures hiding inside,' while the Boab Prison Tree in Derby, Australia, carries a dark history — at the turn of the century, Aboriginal prisoners were chained there. Gibbon's muted mixed-media illustrations set each tree in context, as soft-featured people from across the centuries reflect the trees' storied histories. A joyful and respectful homage to trees that have stood the test of time. Ages 5 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Margi Preus is the author of The Peace Bell, which School Library Journal praised for its "[m]essage of peace between nations...eloquently conveyed." She writes plays and childrens books in Duluth, Minnesota. [www.margipreus.com]

Rebecca Gibbon is the illustrator of several picture books, including Elizabeth Leads the Way, which was named an ALA Notable Book among other honors. She lives in England with her husband and two young children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805078299
Author:
Preus, Margi
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Illustrator:
Gibbon, Rebecca
Author:
Gibbon, Rebecca
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Champion trees
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Nature
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.00 in
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 40 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805078299 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This playful celebration of trees offers profiles of 14 specimens. A sequoia known as General Sherman that stands in California's Sequoia National Park weighs close to three million pounds, or 'as much as 14 Argentinosauruses, 10 blue whales, or three 747 jets.' The Tule Tree, in Mexico, is recognized for gnarled contortions in its bark that 'give the appearance of creatures hiding inside,' while the Boab Prison Tree in Derby, Australia, carries a dark history — at the turn of the century, Aboriginal prisoners were chained there. Gibbon's muted mixed-media illustrations set each tree in context, as soft-featured people from across the centuries reflect the trees' storied histories. A joyful and respectful homage to trees that have stood the test of time. Ages 5 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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