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

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

It's a fun spin on a dull topic: old trees. I loved seeing the Coast Redwood next to the Statue of Liberty,

-year-old tester. Parents magazine

A kid-friendly Who's Who

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 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 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.

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Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Margi Preus
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Publisher

Publication date

18th March 2016

ISBN

9781250073198


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