Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop- The Mangrove Tree

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,

Mangrove 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.

Enter the Giveaway

To enter, leave a comment below about why you would like to have a copy of The Mangrove Tree in your home or school. Be sure to include a valid email address so we have a way to get in touch with you, but as always it will not be posted publicly. Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Other optional entries:

-“Like” Lee & Low Books on Facebook

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*The optional entries will only count if you post a comment here saying that you did so.

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!

10 thoughts on “Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop- The Mangrove Tree”

  1. I would love to share The Mangrove Tree with my Kindergarten classroom. At The Miquon School, we’re inspired by the many acres of wooded campus and robust creek. This year we studied birds and pond life in our indoor/outdoor classroom. Next year, each child will be assigned a tree on campus to examine and observe. We also had an all-school tree planting last year that motivated us to tend to our saplings and learn more about them. The Mangrove Tree would surely give us new perspectives and insight about the importance of trees in different environments. Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. That sounds like a lovely story. Teaching positive motivations and environmental impacts. Love it!!

    tsteinerid (gmailcom)

  3. Truthfully, I work as an anthroplogist and I love poetry. This seems like a great combination of the two that I can share with my family. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I liked Lee&Low books on FB as Lindsay Annand follow them on twitter as Icecream1891


  4. Hi! I ”Liked” Lee & Low Books on Facebook! I am following you on Twitter and I REtweeted the giveaway! I also post this on my Facebook wall!! Laurie Carlson – Laurie Here Reading and Reviews (Group)
    I would LOVE to win this book because my girlfriend’s daughter is only 16 and just had a baby 2 months ago. She can’t afford to buy Children’s Book as they do seem to run a little expensive, so if I win this I will give this to her for her new son, Aiden!
    I am not being pro-teen pregnancy, just that in reality it ‘did’ happen, and we have a child who can stand all the help he can get!
    Laurie Carlson

  5. Thank you to everyone for submitting your entries. We have selected a winner, but be sure to check out our website for author interviews and our monthly giveaways! Happy Reading!

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