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Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (Frances Foster Books)

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ISBN13: 9780374399184
ISBN10: 0374399182
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A beautiful picture book about how Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai teaches the people of Kenya to care for their land by planting trees. Printed on recycled paper with breathtaking watercolor illustrations, this is a perfect gift for any eco-minded individual.
Recommended by Sarah H., Powells.com

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Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people?

Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, says: "Wangari Maathai's epic story has never been told better — everyone who reads this book will want to plant a tree!"

With glowing watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose, Claire Nivola tells the remarkable story of one woman's effort to change the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it. An author's note provides further information about Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement. In keeping with the theme of the story, the book is printed on recycled paper.

About the Author

CLAIRE A. NIVOLA has written and/or illustrated several books, including The Mouse of Amherst, written by Elizabeth Spires, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She lives in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.

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sarahh14, April 16, 2008 (view all comments by sarahh14)
I haven't even read the book, but I surely wil! The title alone and the subject is worth more than many other books I should like to read, or my children to read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374399184
Author:
Nivola, Claire A.
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Women politicians
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Maathai, Wangari
Subject:
Tree planters (Persons) - Kenya
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Africa
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World/General (see also headings under Animals)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Recycling & Green Living
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Frances Foster Books
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.24 x 11 x 0.4 in 0.99 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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A beautiful picture book about how Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai teaches the people of Kenya to care for their land by planting trees. Printed on recycled paper with breathtaking watercolor illustrations, this is a perfect gift for any eco-minded individual.

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