Behold The Trees by Sue Alexander

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In dramatic prose, Behold The Trees describes the trees that grew long ago in the land now called Israel. But that is only the beginning of the story. Over the centuries, the land was fought over, conquered, and reconquered. Built up and burnt down. Exploited and neglected. Until no trees would grow and the land became barren. And then the people began to plant again.

About Sue Alexander

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Author Sue Alexander was born on August 20, 1933. She attended Drake University and Northwestern University, but did not graduate. She sold her first book, Small Plays for You and a Friend, in 1973. During her lifetime, she wrote about 25 children's books and numerous magazine and newspaper stories for young readers. Many of her books, like Nadia the Willful, Sara's City, and Lila on the Landing, were based on her own childhood experiences. In 1968, she became a founding member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, which is an international organization that supports active and aspiring authors and artists. In 1980, she received the Dorothy C. McKenzie Award from the Children's Literature Council of Southern California for distinguised contributions to the field of children's literature. She died on July 3, 2008 at the age of 74. Leonid Gore moved to the U.S. from his native Russia in 1991. He has illustrated "The Sugar Child, The Malachite Palace, Sleeping Boy, Who Was Born This Special Day?, The Secret of the Great Houdini, The Princess Mouse, " and, most recently, "Saints Among the Animals" for Atheneum. He is also the author and illustrator of "Danny's First Snow." Mr. Gore lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, New Jersey, where monarchs are occasionally sighted.
Published April 1, 2000 by Scholastic Trade. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Oak and almond, fig and olive, terebinth and palm, acacia and pomegranate, willow and tamarisk .

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Tracing the horticultural history of the land now known as Israel, Alexander (One More Time, Mama) delicately but powerfully implies a parallel between its trees of and the Jews who settled there.

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