Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree?

Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree?

by Jennifer Blomgren, Andrea Gabriel
     
 

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This story-in-verse explores the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through the ecosystem of an evergreen tree. The tree's life cycle is illustrated by the variety of plants and animals it supports. Andrea Gabriel's pastel images — soft greens, mellow blues, and cozy browns — perfectly complement the gentle, informative text. Jennifer Blomgren's sensitive

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This story-in-verse explores the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through the ecosystem of an evergreen tree. The tree's life cycle is illustrated by the variety of plants and animals it supports. Andrea Gabriel's pastel images — soft greens, mellow blues, and cozy browns — perfectly complement the gentle, informative text. Jennifer Blomgren's sensitive use of language — "Its tender young needles sparkled with dew, / like jewels in the wind, as the baby tree grew" — make the book appealing to both children and parents in any locale.

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Critical Praise for Where Do I Sleep? : From Publishers Weekly: First-timers Blomgren and Gabriel team up for a tranquil bedtime poem that highlights animals of the Pacific Northwest. A series of pliant stanzas examines the sleeping habits of a dozen
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Blomgren's rhymed couplets catalog a variety of animals and plants that live around and on an ancient evergreen tree. "Centuries came and centuries went./Mighty storms blew and great branches bent./And always the tree headed up to the sky,/to the gray misty clouds where the bald eagles fly." The flora and fauna include herds of cow elk, a pine marten, a flying squirrel, and a spotted owl, and trilliums, huckleberries, and harebells. Gabriel's lush illustrations add to the romantic view of the forest environment. The book is more a paean to the wonders of nature than an information source. As such, it could serve as an introduction to a forest walk, abridged as needed to hold the attention of young listeners. Barbara Bash's Ancient Ones (Sierra Club, 1994) offers a more straightforward account of a majestic tree's place in an old-growth forest.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570617539
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
912,800
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Jennifer Blomgren is a greeting card illustrator. She lives in Port Townsend, WA. Andrea Gabriel lives in Seattle.

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