The Tree of Time by Kathy Baron
A Story of a Special Sequoia

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This colorful volume is a wonderful introduction to the story of the giant sequoia, the world’s largest tree. Tracing the life of one special sequoia that lived for over 2,000 years, it shows the stages of development of the tree in relation to important events in world history. When the Tree of Time is only a seedling, Hannibal and his elephants are crossing the Alps. While the sequoia grows, humankind progresses from wooden-wheeled chariots and rock paintings to space ships on the moon and computers. Children will be captivated by the parade of events illustrated here, and there’s an informative time-line of world history that runs throughout the book. The reader is left with a real appreciation for the remarkable age of the Tree of Time and giant sequoias generally.

About Kathy Baron

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Baron is a professional illustrator.
Published May 1, 1994 by Yosemite Conservancy. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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For example, the tree is just a sprout when ``a brilliant general named Hannibal tried in vain to defeat the powerful Roman army.'' If Baron means to inspire awe for the tree's nearly incomprehensible lifespan, her hefty history outweighs her simply told tale of the tree.

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