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The Tree Lady

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

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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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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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5.0 / 7.0
Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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5.0 / 7.0

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-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Who Wrote The Tree Lady

Who Illustrated The Tree Lady

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Jill McElmurry

Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781442414020
Publication Date:
September 17, 2013
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2012032903
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1442414022
Lexile:
760L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
160667
ATOS Book Level:
4.8
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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