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Luna & Me

Luna & Me

The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 05/12/2015

ISBN: 9781627796262

40 Pages, Ages 5-9

Once there was a redwood tree—one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly.

When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a big blue "X" on the side. It was going to be chopped down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. A tree wouldn't be cut down if it had a person living in it. This is the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the redwood tree she lived in for two years, never once coming down. That is, not until Luna's future was safe.

FL Reading Assoc Children's Book Award ML

Praise for Luna & Me

“A warm, appealing snapshot of this environmental activist.”—Publishers Weekly

“A gentle introduction to environmental activism for the very young.”—Kirkus Reviews


Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is the author and illustrator of My Travelin' Eye and Same, Same But Different, for which she won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and the South Asia Book Award. A freelance illustrator who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Illustration Academy, Jenny lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with her family.

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Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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