Learn about the amazing natural science of trees in this illustrated nature and science book. From the highest branch and leaf down to the complex “wood wide web” of roots, every part of a tree plays an important role in its own growth and the habitat of the whole forest or woodland. Did you know that trees take care of each other and that the whole forest is connected? The Magic and Mystery of Trees takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how special these mighty organisms are. Discover how they communicate and warn each other of predators, how they nurture their networks, record the past, and anticipate the future to ensure their survival. Learn unbe-leaf-able tree facts, meet extraordinary trees from around the world and the animals that call them home. Find out what trees do for us and how we are damaging them with pollution and deforestation. But it’s not too late to do something about it and you’ll find out how you can help with instructions on how to plant your very own tree!
Jen Green is an experienced author of children’s books with more than 350 books in print. Her books cover a wide variety of subjects including history, geography, science, nature, and the environment. Jen lives in the UK.
Illustrator: Claire McElfatrick Claire studied Fashion and Textile Design at DeMontfort University in Leicester, England. She went on to work as a greetings card designer for a leading UK publisher. Her artwork is a mix of hand drawn illustration, collage, and Mac-based techniques.