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Branching Out: How Trees Are Part of Our World
Contributor(s): Galat, Joan Marie
ISBN: 1771470828     ISBN-13: 9781771470827
Publisher: Owlkids
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: October 2014
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Annotation: Provides an in-depth introduction to trees, covering biology basics, eleven primary tree types from around the world, and the ways in which trees are an inextricable part of human society, culture, and economy.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Trees; Juvenile literature.
Trees.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Trees & Forests
Dewey: 582.16
LCCN: bl2014044022
Lexile Measure: 1200
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.56 lbs) 63 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
The author of ten books, including the best-selling and award winning Dot to Dot in the Sky series,Joan Marie Galat uses her background in biological sciences and ecology to write on topics relating to natural history. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Illustrator and graphic designerWendy Ding specializes is digital illustration in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. She lives in Toronto.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 August #2)

Galat provides a brief overview of the importance of, threats to, and parts of trees before offering a close look at 11 species and the ways animals and people directly benefit from them. Lyrical prose describes life as a tree: "Imagine living in a place where twice a day saltwater rushes up and over your legs," Galat writes about mangrove trees. Photographs of trees' seeds, flowers, inhabitants, and full splendor join maps and other botanical details in an informed and elegant introduction to trees as resources for humans and animals, objects of natural beauty, and sources of inspiration. Ages 8–12. (Oct.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 October)

Gr 4–6—This short, lively introduction to the subject focuses on 11 trees from all over the world. In brief chapters, Galat explains where each tree is found and its place in the ecosystem and provide some interesting facts (for instance, baobab trees become hollow with age, so their age can't be determined by counting their rings). The text is full of useful information and eye-catching images, including full-page illustrations and height comparisons. The book also contains a chapter on saving trees. This title is truly worldwide in its coverage; only one tree, the Red Maple, is a native of North America. Appended glossary and index are extensive and complete. A solid overview.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

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