The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (Author) Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
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2020 Green Earth Book Award Long list

2020 Crystal Kite Awards - Southeast Division Winner

2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List

Notable Social Studies Trade Books list - Winning Title

2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award - Winning Title

Florida Book Award Gold Winner

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka Honors Award

Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date
March 15, 2019
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.1 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534110243

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About the Author

Kayla Harren graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in illustration. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3 Magazine. She won the Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award, and she is the illustrator of A BOY LIKE YOU, which won the 2019 Eureka Nonfiction Gold Award, and THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST, which won the Eureka Nonfiction Silver Award. Kayla lives in Minnesota.