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


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.


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

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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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40 pages


Margi Preus
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Publication date

18th March 2016



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