The story of our tree

by Owen, Ruth 1967-

Format: Print Book 2023
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 582.16 OWEN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 582.16 OWEN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 582.16 Owe
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 582.16 Owe
Penn Hills Library Picture Books PICTURE 582.16 OWE
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PICTURE 582.16 OWE
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books

Two groups of friends. Two tiny seedlings. And one BIG dream of a greener, tree-filled future.

This engaging, science-packed picture book follows two very different groups of young friends as they each plant a tree and then share their excitement through a series of pen pal letters.

In the USA, five friends plant an acorn that grows into an oak tree seedling. They learn about their tree's life cycle and how it will become an ecosystem that gives food and a home to birds, insects, and other animals. In Senegal, Africa, five friends plant an acacia tree as part of Africa's Great Green Wall Project. They learn how their tree will nourish the soil, trap water, shade the hot land, and help their village grow crops. Both groups of friends also discover that their trees will help fight climate change!

A narrative story supported with high-interest science fact boxes Perfect for nonfiction reading Supports curriculum learning about plant life cycles Includes a "Plant an Oak Tree" project Beautiful mixed media images using illustration, photos, and collage

This uplifting celebration of trees will encourage young readers to not only notice, value, and enjoy these giants of the plant kingdom, but also want to plant a tree themselves.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Mr. Hilton's class starts their unit on trees, the kids are eager to contribute. Each brings something to share, such as an acorn, a piece of bark, a leaf that's changing colors, and a picture of a bird eating a tree's berries. But Oscar shares a letter from their pen pals in Senegal in a village on the edge of the Sahara. Their whole village is planting acacia trees, which will provide shade, foster grasses that prevent erosion, and enable them to grow more food to eat and to sell. Excited, Mr. Hilton's class decides to plant an oak tree that will provide shade, food, and homes for animals, as well as oxygen. Both classes' initiatives will help combat climate change. An appended page offers instructions for other children hoping to plant trees. Creating colorful collages of photos and digital drawings, the illustrations have a playful look. The main text carries the narrative, while fast facts related to the topic are placed within the pictures. An upbeat read-aloud choice that presents information while encouraging global awareness."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Trees -- Juvenile fiction
Ecosystems -- Juvenile fiction
Publisher [Minneapolis, MN] :Ruby Tuesday Books Ltd.,2023
Contributors Randall, Emma illustrator
Connell, Tom contributor
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 1788562194
Other Classic View