Someday a Tree

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When a giant oak tree in the field next to Alice's house begins to die as a result of soil pollution, she learns a lesson about the fragility of the ecosystem. "The story's emotional impact--and environmental message--are movingly reinforced by Himler's delicate paintings".--Publishers Weekly, starred. Watercolor illustrations throughout.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

A child with an idyllic country life describes her and her community's effort to save a tree. Touches on themes of environmentalism, as a special, old tree is killed by someone dumping chemicals illegally. Read full review

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User Review  - magarcia - LibraryThing

I found this book to be great. It is a real life situation that could happen to any tree. Even though it is almost a picture book, I found it to be a good book. Children can relate to it. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere . She lives in Southern California. Ronald Himler is the award-winning illustrator of more than 75 books for children. He lives in the desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona and can be visited online at

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