The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom

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$19.99  $18.59
Roaring Brook Press
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9.1 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Lita Judge is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books for young readers, including When You Need Wings, How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Bird Talk, Flight School, Red Sled, and the nonfiction In the Wild series. She also wrote and illustrated an acclaimed young adult free-verse biography of Mary Shelley titled Mary's Monster. She lives in the New Hampshire woods with her husband, two cats, and a parrot.

"Wonderful illustrations and poetry highlight cutting-edge scientific information about how trees communicate and share information. Don't leave this one behind." --School Library Journal, starred review

"In poetry, prose, and art, examples from around the world teach both basic botany and current, even cutting-edge, research about trees." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An accessible, rousing resource." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Judge thoroughly explains the many ways in which trees and the organisms that live in, under, and near them form complex and interdependent ecosystems. She emphasizes cooperation, rather than competition, to highlight the ways they help other species and trees in their immediate areas." --Horn Book

Praise for Homes in the Wild:

"A must for nonfiction collections everywhere." --School Library Journal, starred review

"An attractive, visually engaging introduction to animal homes." --Booklist

"Solid, appealing nonfiction for the younger set." --Kirkus Reviews

"Advanced young readers will appreciate the combination of adorable animals and sophisticated text, while others will enjoy having the details read aloud as they look at endearing kits and pups." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Born in the Wild:

"Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This charming picture book presents more than 20 baby animals . . . so tenderly that readers may forget that these are wild creatures." --School Library Journal, starred review

"An intimate study of the lives of animal babies and their parents." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A visually captivating volume on animal families." --Booklist