The boy who grew a forest : the true story of Jadav Payeng
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies|
2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award ListNotable Social Studies Trade Books list - Winning Title! 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award - Winning TitleFlorida Book Award Gold Winner Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors AwardWinner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring CategoryAs a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Paȳėnȧ, Yad̄awa, -- 1963-
Environmentalists -- India -- Jorhāt (District) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Foresters -- India -- Jorhāt (District) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Environmentalists -- India -- Jorhāt (District)
Foresters -- India -- Jorhāt (District)
|Publisher|| Ann Arbor, MI :2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm