Rise to the Sky
How the World's Tallest Trees Grow Up
What is the tallest living thing? It’s not an elephant, or a giraffe, or even a blue whale. It’s a tree!
Trees are the tallest living things on Earth. But how do they grow to be so tall? Science writer Rebecca E. Hirsch presents a poetic introduction to the tree life cycle in Rise to the Sky. Accompanied by Mia Posada’s detailed collage illustrations, this book features the tallest tree species from around the world, including the coast redwood, the Sitka spruce, and the giant sequoia.
978-1-7284-4087-3On pre-order until 04/04/2023
978-1-7284-8567-6On pre-order until 04/04/2023
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
“A well-focused, beautiful, and informative introduction to the arboreal world.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children's author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can't Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at rebeccahirsch.com.
Illustrator: Mia Posada
Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration, Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, and Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors. She illustrated Plants Can't Sit Still which was named a Kirkus Best Children's Books and won the NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts Award. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with her husband and their three kids.
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Rise to the Sky
What is the tallest living thing? It’s not an elephant, or a giraffe, or even a blue whale. It’s a tree! Trees are the tallest living things on Earth. But how do they grow to be so tall? Science writer Rebecca E. Hirsch presents a poetic introduction… View available downloads →