Science Comics: Trees
Kings of the Forest
Author: Written and illustrated by Andy Hirsch
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.
In The News
Praise for the Science Comics series:
"This series—written by a handful of authors—seems determined to offer a useful introduction to anything a curious grade-school student might wonder about. The insight behind these books is a powerful one. So much information about the world around us is actually better conveyed visually, through charts, illustrations, and sequential panels, than purely using words." —New York Times
"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" —Popular Science
Praise for Science Comics: Trees:
A 2018 Booklist Editors’ Choice Books for Youth Selection
"Trees are amazing plants—they even communicate with each other, thanks to a vast network of fungi that link forests together—and Hirsch’s playful, enthusiastic tone makes that unmistakeably clear." —Booklist, starred review
"Another winner in the series, this title is an excellent addition to most libraries.–School Library Journal, starred review