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BRISTLECONE: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST TREE

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"As beautifully illustrated as it is informative, this enchanting and engaging book takes readers ages 5 to 9 on a journey through time. Through the lens of an ancient bristlecone pine's lifecycle, the story of the world's oldest trees blends science and secrets to draw readers into a surprisingly nuanced tale of history, biology, and ecological awareness that delights while it teaches."—Dr. Matthew Salzer, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

 

"Inherently fascinating, impressively informative, throughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation, "Bristlecone: The Secret Life of the World's Oldest Tree" by the team of author Alexandra Siy and illustrator Marlo Garnsworthy is an extraordinary, unique, and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, middle school, and community library Botanical Science picture book collections for young readers ages 8-10."—Midwest Book Review

 

"Siy and Garnsworthy have created a picture book for all ages that is creative nonfiction at its best.  It spotlights STEAM, including an "A" for "art" plus science that shows us HOW we know while infusing a desire to WANT to know.  It innovatively includes suspense, romance, and wonder in a tale of these battle-scarred heroes of the plant kingdom."—Vicki Cobb, Founder/President of iNK Think Tank, Inc.