Eliza's Cherry Trees by Andrea Zimmerman
Japan's Gift to America

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Pioneering world traveler, writer, photographer, and peace advocate Eliza Scidmore dreamed of beautifying the nation's capital, where she lived. Her dream became a reality in 1912 when, because of her years of persistence, cherry trees were planted across Washington, DC. This picture book for young readers tells the inspiring story.


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About the AuthorAndrea Zimmerman has written eight children’s books, including Trashy Town, an ALA Notable Book. She has a degree in fine arts for children and resides in San Diego, California.About the IllustratorJu Hong Chen is a self-taught artist who grew up in Communist China. Purposely avoiding the “official line” training of China’s art schools, he worked as an art designer in a factory. He moved to the United States in the 1980s, and his first picture book, The Magic Leaf, was named a Parents’ Choice Honor Book for illustration soon after his arrival. His first book with Pelican, The Jade Stone, received a starred review from Kirkus and was named a best picture book by the San Francisco Chronicle and Book Links. Some of the book’s art was included in the textbooks Stories on Stage: Scripts for Reader’s Theater and Junior Great Books Series 2. Chen resides in Beaverton, Oregon.
Published March 3, 2011 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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