The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng


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Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng—and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

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ISBN-13: 9781534110243
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 158,227
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 7 Years

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