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Forestry A-Z

by Ann Walsh & Kathleen Cook Waldron, photographs by Bob Warick

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ISBN:9781551435046
Description

How is plywood made? What are dozer boats? How has forestry changed in the last century? These questions and dozens more are answered in Forestry A-Z, both in the informative and fascinating text and in the beautiful photographs.

About the Authors

Ann Walsh is the author of thirteen books for young people. She is a winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award, the Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award, and was a Canadian Library Association Notable selection. She was also shortlisted for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and the B.C. Book Prize. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Bob Warick is a photographer who has been taking pictures all his life. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.warickphotography.com.
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Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Kathleen Cook Waldron's primary rural experiences in her childhood were family fishing trips and long evening walks with her dad and their dog on the golf course. After graduating from high school, she completed three years of university, including one year in Madrid, Spain. Kathleen immigrated to Canada in 1976. Her work experience includes being a swimming instructor, playground supervisor, lifeguard, waitress, chambermaid, tree planter, house painter, teacher (kindergarten-adult), and of course, writer. For more information, visit www.kathleencookwaldron.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 10
Grade:
2 to 7
Reading age:
6 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"This is a beautifully photographed and designed introduction to forestry...A nice addition to a survey of various careers."

— Tucson Unified School District

"A worthwhile addition to school and public library non-fiction collections."

— Quill & Quire

"A welcome book for school libraries."

— Resource Links

"The authors have approached the business side of trees through an informational alphabet book...The book is a good starting point for a classroom discussion or project, and a good balanced presentation for the young reader who comes to the book on his own."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"Beautifully photographed...The information is solid and the language is clear."

— School Library Journal

"Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Clear, well laid out, offers useful information and has an attractive format."

— Deakin Newsletter

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Forestry A-Z

This lavishly illustrated alphabet book looks at the modern forest industry. From insects to nursery trees, log booms to woodlots, millwrights to tree planters, the authors give an overview of the industry that shapes so many of our communities. One or two paragraphs per page elaborate on the alphabetical heading and illustration. Inset photographs enhance the primary one. Fast Forestry Facts at the end give additional information.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2008-2009.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Forestry A-Z

If a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear? This informative and fascinating look at modern forestry from A to Z is brought to life with both colour and black-and-white photographs. A section called “Fast Forestry Facts” appears at the end of the book.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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