For a long time, the people of Hargigo, a village in the tiny African country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. The families were hungry, and their goats an
For a long time, the people of Hargigo, a village in the tiny African country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. The families were hungry, and their goats and sheep were hungry too. Then along came a scientist, Dr. Gordon Sato, who helped change their lives for the better. And it all started with some special trees.
These are the trees,
That were planted by the sea.
With alternating verse and prose passages, The Mangrove Tree invites readers to discover how Dr. Sato's mangrove tree—planting project transformed an impoverished village into a self—sufficient community. This fascinating story is a celebration of creativity, hard work?and all those mangrove trees that were planted by the sea!
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Susan L. Roth — Author, Illustrator creates unique mixed—media collage illustrations that have appeared in numerous award—winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. Her book, Listen to the Wind, spent a year on the New York Times best seller list. The Mangrove Tree, which was released in 2011 and addressed Dr. Gordon Sato's mangrove tree—planting project, was the winner of Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Roth lives in New York. You can find her online at susanlroth.com.
Cindy Trumbore Author has been involved with young people's literature for most of her career. A former editor in children's book publishing, she now writes children's books, edits books for classrooms, and teaches writing. Her past titles include The Genie in the Book, Discovering the Titanic, and The Mangrove Tree with her friend Susan L. Roth. She lives with her family in New Jersey. Her Web site is cindykane.net.