Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
Every day more of the world’s forests disappear.
Trees are cleared for agriculture, lost in wildfires and harvested for the valuable products they supply. Called the lungs of the planet, forests play a critical role in climate moderation. What happens when they’re gone? Are replanting and afforestation efforts helping? In If A Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation, author Nikki Tate gives an accessible and balanced look at forest practices throughout history, the growth of industry and the fight for preservation. Global deforestation affects us all. Find out what you can do to protect forests today and keep them healthy for future generations.
About the author
Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She is the author of nearly 20 books for young readers, many of which are about horses. Nikki has always enjoyed both writing and telling stories, as well as camping, kayaking and horseback riding. She currently hosts a book club called "Teens, Titles and Tate" on CBC Radio's All Points West. Nikki lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website www.nikkitate.com for more information.
- Commended, BC Books for BC Schools
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
“Add this informative book on a topic of urgent concern to your collection. Highly Recommended.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Reader-friendly and informative…An enlightening purchase for all nonfiction collections.”
School Library Journal
“Impressively detailed, this is a valuable addition to the nonfiction shelf.”
Other titles by Nikki Tate
At Home Around the World
Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die
The Complexities of Assisted Dying
From Solstice to Santa
Creating Community in an Uncertain World
Beyond Cake and Ice Cream
How Trees Sustain Our Planet