Two titles from Barbara Bash's highly acclaimed Tree Tales series are available for the first time in paperback! In a brilliant combination of lyrical prose and glowing watercolors, each book documents the lifecycle of the world's great trees and reveals its importance to the many life forms that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches. ...
Two titles from Barbara Bash's highly acclaimed Tree Tales series are available for the first time in paperback! In a brilliant combination of lyrical prose and glowing watercolors, each book documents the lifecycle of the world's great trees and reveals its importance to the many life forms that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches. In Ancient Ones, Bash captures the ongoing drama not only of the Douglas fir but of the old-growth forest itself. The book beautifully affirms the concept of a cycle of life, wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review. A wondrous walk trhough an old-growth forest, said School Library Journal, in another starred review. Reading Ancient Ones is the next best thing to being there.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Paper over boards, HC, first ed, illus, sign and inscrib by authoe "To Bill & Cookie who appriciate many wonderful worlds best wishes Barbara Bash", NOT ex lib, no marks or underlining, DJ Not clip one small close tear top edge, interior tight and clean, vg+/vg.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-07-18 Bash adds to her Tree Tales series with a remarkable exploration of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Scientific information is presented in simple, poetic language that suggests the sounds and sights of the forest (``Bark beetles chew under the bark, engraving delicate galleries where they deposit their eggs''). The design, in which blocks of calligraphy-like text are set against sweeping spreads, permits leisurely wandering through the forest realms, from the bustling byways of a treetop canopy to the teeming waters of a stream. Lush watercolors depict the forest and its denizens, spotted salamanders and golden banana slugs along with the red tree voles and flying squirrels that make their homes in giant Douglas firs. Insets showing insects and fungi (magnification sizes are given) provide windows onto an otherwise hidden world. The gentle ending, in which wildfires and the felling of fir trees allow for the growth of new saplings, beautifully affirms the concept of a cycle of life. Ages 6-10. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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