Summer is finally upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to dive into summer reading with Lee & Low’s latest release, The Mangrove Tree! As part of the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, Lee & Low is giving away a copy of The Mangrove Tree by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. The hop runs from May 25th-May 31st, so get reading!
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. The families were hungry, and their goats and sheep were hungry too. Then along came a scientist, Dr. Gordon Sato, who helped change their lives for the better. And it all started with some special trees.
These are the trees,
That were planted by the sea.
With alternating verse and prose passages, The Mangrove Tree invites readers to discover how Dr. Sato’s mangrove tree-planting project transformed an impoverished village into a self-sufficient community. This fascinating story of environmental innovation is a celebration of creativity, hard work, and ability of one man to make a positive difference in the lives of many.
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The last day to enter is May 31st, 2011.
Once you’ve entered, be sure to check out the other giveaways for Splash Into Summer!