Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell


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Winner of 2013 John Burroughs Association Riverby Award Honorable Mention

After a huge tree crashes to the ground during a winter storm, ten-year-old Ellie and her new friend, Ricky, explore the forest where Ellie lives. Together, they learn how trees provide habitat for plants and animals high in the forest canopy, down among mossy old logs, and deep in the pools of a stream. The plants, insects, birds, and mammals they discover come to life in colored pen-and-ink drawings.

An engaging blend of science and storytelling, Ellie’s Log also features:

• Pages from Ellie’s own field notebook, which provide a model for recording observations in nature

• Ellie’s advice to readers for keeping a field notebook

• Ellie’s book recommendations Online resources for readers and teachers—including a Teacher’s Guide—are available at ellieslog.org.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870716966
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 514,757
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Judith L. Li, a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, is a stream ecologist. She participates in National Science Foundation-sponsored Long Term Ecological Research at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest and works with K-12 science teachers. She edited To Harvest, To Hunt: Stories of Resource Use in the American West and coedited Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts.

M.L. Herring is a science writer and illustrator who works with researchers around the world to describe their discoveries within the natural world. She currently heads the communications department within Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences..

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