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Strange Trees - by Bernadette Pourquié & Cécile Gambini (Hardcover)

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  • Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree?
  • 3-6 Years
  • 12.0" x 8.9" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Science & Nature


About the Book

"First published in France by La Petite Salamandre with the title Bizarbres mais vrais!"--Colophon.

Book Synopsis

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and many others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre--but real--trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger than fiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations, Strange Trees also includes a map of the world showing where the trees grew.

Review Quotes

"A delightful picture book for children 6 and up. But tree-hugging adults will love it, too." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Charmingly illustrated.... Each woody marvel is described in a separate two-page, colorfully bordered spread, with facts given on the left, and a dreamy, folk-style painting opposite." --Kirkus Reviews

"In Strange Trees and the Stories Behind Them, author Bernadette Pourquie and illustrator Cecile Gambini choreograph an illustrated tour of the world's greatest arboreal wonders, from species that have witnessed the dinosaurs roam this Earth to exotic marvels like Brazil's 'Walking Tree' (Red Mangrove) and the Philippines' 'Rainbow Tree' (Mindanao gum tree).... Alongside each imaginative illustration, partway between botany and fairy tale, is a one-page autobiography of the respective tree, describing its natural and cultural habitat in a short first-person story fusing curious science facts, history, and local customs." --Brain Pickings

"The book provides the best kind of learning--the kind that happens without the learner realizing it, the kind that gives the reader a thrill of discovering something novel.... Artist Cécile Gambini's illustrations alone make this book a worthwhile purchase. They are perfect: charming and colorful with accuracy and a little bit of mystery that keeps you looking." --Tropical Garden Magazine

"The chewing gum tree, the upside-down tree, and the rainbow tree sound like fictional botanicals straight out of a children's tale, but they are just three of the very real types of odd trees found in this vividly rendered book.... Through beautiful images and concise descriptions, these 16 unusual species provide fodder for a high-interest read." --Booklist Online

"Unusual trees personally enlighten readers about their unique features, share stories about myths they have inspired, and discuss some of the animals and people they have encountered.... The illustrations are charming and the stories and details about the trees are fascinating--some explode, others can be a source of French fries." --Natural History Magazine

About the Author

Bernadette Pourquié lives in Paris and has worked in publishing and written prior books for young readers.

Designer Cécile Gambini has illustrated numerous children's books and lives in France near many beautiful, if ordinary, trees.

Dimensions (Overall): 12.0 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-6 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Science & Nature
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Theme: Trees & Forests
Format: Hardcover
Author: Bernadette Pourquié & Cécile Gambini
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50548796
UPC: 9781616894597
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-2482
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 8.9 inches width x 12 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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