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A Child's Book of Wildflowers

A Child's Book of Wildflowers

by M. A. Kelly, Joyce Powzyk (Illustrator)

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Carolyn Phelan
Introducing 24 North American wildflowers, from pokeweed and dandelion to Queen Anne's lace and wild rose, this book devotes a page or two to each plant. Powzyk's pencil-and-watercolor artwork lights up the pages with its graceful interpretations of the plants in late summer and early fall, when, as the artist comments, "many of the featured flowers had stems that had turned red from age and leaves that were yellowed and riddled with imperfections." The text gives each plant's various common names as well as its botanical name, and describes its flowers, stems, berries, and other features. A paragraph or two describes the plant's history, qualities, and uses, followed by suggestions of things children can do with it (try curing warts with juice from a dandelion stem or tinting Queen Anne's lace by putting its stems in colored water). A most attractive introduction to wildflowers.

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st American ed
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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