Ten Tall Oak Trees by Richard Edwards

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The theme of tree conservation is presented in a subtle and poetic manner. Young children will find this a great stimulus for discussion of a variety of ecological concerns. A combination of history, science, and the pros and cons of progress makes this picture book applicable to readers of all ages.
 

About Richard Edwards

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Edwards is the author of over twenty picture books and works of poetry for children. He was born in England and hs lived in Italy, France and Spain. He divides his time between Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Morrow/Avon. 26 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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From a Scottish author, an environmental/historical countdown, beginning with a scene in Tudor Britain: ``Ten tall oaktrees/Standing in a line,/`Warships,' cried King Henry,/Then there were nine.'' In the 18th century, one tree goes for charcoal;

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The bouncy rhythm of Edwards's verse and the cheeriness of Crossland's illustrations cloak a serious topic--the depletion of the environment. Readers count down from 10--``Ten tall oaktrees / standing

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Readers count down from 10--``Ten tall oaktrees / standing in a line, / `Warships,' cried King Henry, / Then there were nine''--as advancing civilization and quirks of nature destroy the trees one by one.

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