Celebritrees

Historic and Famous Trees of the World

Margi Preus, illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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 has outlived man by almost 4,000 years; a baobab tree in Australia served as a prison for Aboriginal prisoners at the turn of the twentieth century; 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.

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“It’s a fun spin on a dull topic: old trees. ‘I loved seeing the Coast Redwood next to the Statue of Liberty,’ says a 9-year-old tester.” --Parents magazine

“A kid-friendly ‘Who’s Who’ of the arboreal world. Adding to 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


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About the Author

Margi Preus, illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon

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. [www.margipreus.com]


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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Celebritrees
Historic and Famous Trees of the World
Margi Preus, illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
March 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805078299
ISBN10: 0805078290
Picture Book Nonfiction
8 x 11 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
March 2011
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466813427
ISBN10: 1466813423
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, full color throughout
$9.99
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