The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

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Lee & Low Books, Incorporated, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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For a long time, the people of Hargigo, a village in the tiny African country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. Then along came a scientist, Dr Gordon Sato, who helped to change their lives for the better. And it all started by planting some special mangrove trees. This fascinating story of environmental innovation is a celebration of creativity, hard work and the ability of one man to make a positive difference in the lives of many.

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SUSAN L. ROTH's unique mixed-media collage illustrations have appeared in numerous award-winning children's books, many of which she also wrote. About her inspiration for The Mangrove Tree Roth says, "I wanted to write this book ever since I first heard about [Dr. Sato's] project in Eritrea. I wanted to illustrate this book the minute I saw photographs of the project.

CINDY TRUMBORE has been involved with young people's literature for most of her career. A former editor in children's book publishing, she now writes children's books, edits books for classrooms, and teaches writing. When her friend Susan L. Roth approached her to coauthor The Mangrove Tree, Trumbore was immediately excited by the chance to research and write about Dr. Sato's work.

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