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The Tree Lady

Written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Published by Beach Lane Books
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5.08
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$17.99
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Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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What's The Tree Lady About

Publisher Summary

Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens. Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Where there were almost no trees. Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. So this trailblazing young woman singlehandedly started a massive movement that transformed the town into the green, garden-filled oasis it is today. Now, more than 100 years after Kate first arrived in San Diego, her gorgeous gardens and parks can be found all over the city. Part fascinating biography, part inspirational story, this moving picture book about following your dreams, using your talents, and staying strong in the face of adversity is sure to resonate with readers young and old.

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A true story about a strong woman with a vision for how she could beautify a city with her love and knowledge of gardening.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1442414022
ISBN 13:
9781442414020
Publication Date:
September 17, 2013