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Tree In The Ancient Forest [Paperback]

Carol Reed-Jones , Christopher Canyon

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17 Jan 2000
The remarkable web of plants and animals living around a single old fir tree takes on a life of its own in this stunningly illustrated story. Carol Reed-Jones' repetitive cumulative verse--a poetic technique that children universally enjoy--aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival. Christopher Canyon's memorable full-color paintings manage to be both magical and true to life. Complete with a guide to the forest creatures and their interrelationships this book is a valuable learning tool as well as fun for kids.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications (17 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883220319
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883220310
  • Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 20.4 x 0.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 904,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Life in a conifer forest, up close & vivid! 13 Dec 2002
By Rebecca Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Come into a deep, old northern forest where trees reach for the sky, hundreds of feet high. Where their roots beneath the duff, spread out in vast tendrils seeking food, creating food for voles & mice, who, in turn, are fattened up for the owls hunting for food for their owlets.
Carol Reed-Jones has created a lyrical story of life around an old-growth fir tree, & Christopher Canyon's illustrations are bright, powerful & absorbing.
A keeper, its story is delightful & its images memorable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great illustrations, terrible verse 22 Nov 2008
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
This book has wonderfully bold, creatively designed illustrations which makes it enjoyable to flip through. But the plodding text makes it impossible to read! Cumulative verse can be very fun and effective, but in this book the author made no attempt to create a lyrical "chorus" that kids would be able to chime in on when being read to, or even that adults would be able to read aloud pleasantly. The point of the interconnectedness of life in an ecosystem doesn't come across well in the story alone... only by reading the letter from the author at the beginning and the pages of notes at the end do you get the full picture of what the book is trying to say. I think the concept of the book was great, but it failed miserably in execution, thanks to the poorly written verse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story and Beautiful pictures! 11 Mar 2007
By K. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this as a gift for my daughter's teacher. I love the poem-like story explaining how everything is connected to something else. The pictures are very beautiful with a lot of detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding depiction of the Circle of Life! 28 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
"The Tree in the Ancient Forest" depicts the"circle of life" concept in a beautifully presented, easilyread format. The author, Carol Reed-Jones captures the essence of the importance and beauty of an ancient forest, presenting a different element on each page. Christopher Canyon's illustrations offer additional beauty to the ideas penned by the author. A wonderful book for children and adults alike -- a great gift book for the ecologically-minded, nature-lover! Highly recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic! 19 Dec 2013
By David Matthew Waltuch - Published on Amazon.com
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I give this 5 stars even though it was a used book, because I'm so grateful to have gotten it. It combines art & poetry in a mesmerizing way. The cumulative tale is so beautifully illustrated by paintings that are at once lovely & scientifically enlightening.
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