MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. At maturity, one is cut to manufacture paper (including gift-wrap, other party goods, and ``even this book''); one becomes a giant Christmas tree (for Rockefeller Center); while, next to the two stumps, the ``most important'' tree still stands, home to an unrealistic peaceable kingdom of birds and beasts--eagle and titmouse, nocturnal raccoon and owl, and many more, all together under a sunny sky. The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-15-200519-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1992


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