The Ever-Living Tree by Linda Vieira
The Life and Times of a Coast Redwood

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Using a vibrant, painterly style, Canyon makes a dramatic entry into children's book illustration with the lush landscapes of The Ever-Living Tree. The story plots the march of time as major events in history unfold next to the growth of an ever-living sequoia. An extraordinary picture book, it is a fascinating combination of history and nature. Full color.

About Linda Vieira

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Vieira teaches fourth grade and lives in California with her husband, Nick. Linda Vieira has written "The Ever-living Tree," "Grand Canyon," and "The Seven Seas "for Walker & Company. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her Labrador retriever, Hannah.Internationally recognized, "Christopher Canyon" is the illustrator for several award winning picture books for children. His work has also appeared in many posters and national publications including "Natural History" Magazine. Although he produces a variety of work in many styles, he is most recognized by his highly detailed and colorful nature paintings. His work is true to life and yet has a magical quality that is well suited to children. Christopher received his formal art training at the Columbus College of Art & Design in central Ohio where he resides with his wife, Jeanette and their cat, Goppy. When Christopherisn't working in his studio he enjoys visiting schools, libraries, speaking at special events, and providing programs for children and adults. For more information about Christopher's programs please contact Walker's BFYR Marketing Department.
Published March 1, 1994 by Walker & Co. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Meanwhile, the author and illustrator attempt to convey the concurrent sweep of human history--building the great Wall of China, the birth of Jesus, the rise of the African Kingdom of Kanem--noting that ``the little redwood tree grew and grew.'' Unfortunately, even with the help of the rudimentar...

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In an effort to convey the phenomenal 2000-year life span of a coastal sequoia, Vieira dates the stages of a tree's growth by making references to historic events.

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