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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Book of Trees (The)
by Pietr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski
Age Range: 9-11
The Book of Trees tracks the history of trees from ancient times to the present day. This amazing encyclopaedic book has all the answers to why trees are so important to our world. There is a wealth of information here: – readers can discover how many types of trees there are, how long they have existed and how long they can live; how they benefit the environment and wildlife and how we can make sure that trees survive for the future. It doesn’t end there as you can find out about the different types of leaves, root systems, how seeds are spread, endemic species, what the tallest tree in the world is, what creatures dwell in trees, sacred trees and even tree monsters and where you can stay in a treehouse hotel.
While the text by Wojciech Grajkowski, translated by Anna Burgess is light and witty it is, however, the stunning and detailed illustrations by Polish graphic designer Piotr Socha, one of Poland’s most popular cartoonists’, which really bring this large-format book to life.