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Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World By Margi Preus

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus

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Summary

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. Charming folk-inspired illustrations bring the stories behind these famous trees to life.

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World Summary

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus

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 is over 4,000 years old; 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. Charming folk-inspired illustrations bring the stories behind these famous trees to life.

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World Reviews

"It's a fun spin on a dull topic: old trees. 'I loved seeing the Coast Redwood next to the Statue of Liberty, ' says a 9-year-old tester." --Parents magazine

"A kid-friendly 'Who's Who' of the arboreal world. Adding to Celebritrees' appeal are Rebecca Gibbon's charming, colorful illustrations." --Audubon magazine's blog, "The Perch"

"This beautiful picture book will inspire young naturalists to realize their environment in a new way and treat earth's silent wooden structures with respect." --UrbanBaby.com

"A joyful and respectful homage to trees that have stood the test of time." --Publishers Weekly

"This picture book gallery of impressive trees, illustrated in friendly folk-art style, offers substantive information on what makes each specimen unique." --Horn Book Magazine

"Engaging." --Kirkus Reviews

"Each featured specimen receives a spread with several paragraphs of text plus Gibbon's charming colored pencil and watercolor illustrations." --School Library Journal

"Gibbon's acrylic-ink, colored-pencil, and watercolor artwork creates an inviting look throughout the book." --Booklist

About Margi Preus

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 children's books in Duluth, Minnesota.

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.

Additional information

GOR010974672
9781250073198
1250073197
Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave USA
2016-03-18
40
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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