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Children's Fiction Environment

Who's in Maxine's Tree

by (author) Diane Carmel Leger

illustrated by Darlene Gait

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2006
Category
Environment, Birds, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551438214
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 4 to 8

Description

Maxine loves her giant tree in the Walbran Valley, but as she gazes at clearcuts from the car window, she worries. What if her tree is gone? Her family and friends trek through the old growth forest, and Maxine runs on ahead to check. Yes, her tree is there. She stands at its foot and listens, but it doesn't make its special sound, "Keer, keer." She will soon learn that "Keer, keer" is the sound a marbled murrelet (a mamu) makes. The mamu is an endangered seabird that flies far from the sea to nest in the high flat branches of the Sitka spruce. When a tree-climber confirms the presence of a mamu nest, Maxine's tree will be safe forever.

About the authors

For twenty years, Diane Carmel Léger lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where she taught French Immersion and wrote books in both French and English.Yet, it was her homesickness for the Maritimes that led her to writing over twenty-five years ago. Diane is now living near her native village of Memramcook which was called la-butte-à-Pétard before the deportation of 1755. La butte à Pétard, the French version of this book, is an Acadian bestseller.

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