Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America

Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America


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Pioneering world traveler, writer, photographer, and peace advocate Eliza Scidmore dreamed of beautifying the nation's capital, where she lived. Her dream became a reality in 1912 when, because of her years of persistence, cherry trees were planted across Washington, DC. This picture book for young readers tells the inspiring story.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589809543
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,144,872
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Andrea Zimmerman has written eight children's books, including Trashy Town, an ALA Notable Book. She has a degree in fine arts for children and resides in San Diego, California.

Ju Hong Chen is a self-taught artist who grew up in Communist China. Purposely avoiding the "official line" training of China's art schools, he worked as an art designer in a factory. He moved to the United States in the 1980s, and his first picture book, The Magic Leaf, was named a Parents' Choice Honor Book for illustration soon after his arrival. His first book with Pelican, The Jade Stone, received a starred review from Kirkus and was named a best picture book by the San Francisco Chronicle and Book Links. Some of the book's art was included in the textbooks Stories on Stage: Scripts for Reader's Theater and Junior Great Books Series 2. Chen resides in Beaverton, Oregon.

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