Sequoia

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Standing tall above the tree line, Sequoia stretches his ancient arms and gathers clouds to him. He watches as days, seasons, years pass by. His branches are home to owls and choirs of frogs. Beneath his broad canopy, a world grows.
This is his story. Through controlled verse and luscious illustration, Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor do justice to the enormous figure of the sequoia tree. A Neal Porter Book
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Tony Johnston has written many award-winning books for young readers, including Bone By Bone By Bone (Roaring Brook Press). Since her youth she has been devoted to nature. Mrs. Johnston has a ranch in California, where evenings she sits on the porch and gathers sunsets to her.

Wendell Minor is the illustrator of over fifty children's books including The Last Train (Roaring Brook Press, 2010). His interest in nature and the environment has taken him from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between, most recently the majestic sequoias in this book.

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Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
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Published on
Sep 23, 2014
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Pages
40
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ISBN
9781466877320
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Tony Johnston
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