Wangari's Trees of Peace

Wangari's Trees of Peace

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As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something - and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans...
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 203 x 273 x 8.89mm | 367.41g
  • United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 0152065458
  • 9780152065454
  • 77,335

Review quote

Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner whose Green Belt Movement has planted 30 million trees in Kenya, is the subject of Winter's (The Librarian of Basra) eloquent picture biography. . . . Winter's images appear in framed, same-size squares on each page, creating a flat, frieze-like effect that pays off as Wangari's movement grows and the activities within each frame multiply--a powerful demonstration of Wangari's work. --Publishers Weekly, starred review (8/11/08)-- "Publishers Weekly (starred)" (8/11/2008 12:00:00 AM)
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About Jeanette Winter

JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many children's books based on true-life stories, including the highly acclaimed MAMA, The Librarian of Basra, and My Name Is Georgia. She lives in New York City.
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4 37% (376)
3 12% (123)
2 1% (12)
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