Spring Blossoms

By Carole Gerber; Leslie Evans (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580894128, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2013

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Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color . . . and blossoms! From the creators of LEAF JUMPERS and WINTER TREES, SPRING BLOSSOMS introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees.

During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.

Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, SPRING BLOSSOMS offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.

About the Author
Poet and author Carole Gerber has written fifteen picture books and more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State University. When she is not writing, Gerber enjoys gardening, traveling, and practicing yoga. She lives in Powell, Ohio.LESLIE EVANS was born in New York City in 1942. He grew up in Los Angeles, and has lived since in San Francisco, Manhattan, and Virginia, Minnesota. He has worked as a carpenter, a Marxist militant, an iron miner on the Mesabi Iron Range, an editor for UCLA's Asian studies centers, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, and as reporter for UCLA's International Institute. He is the author of the memoir Outsider's Reverie. He lives with his wife, Jennifer Charnofsky, their dog and five cats in a 1910 Craftsman house in the West Adams section of Los Angeles.

Praise For Spring Blossoms

"[A] book that brings the essence of spring to life."

". . . a unique contribution to informational literature. Given the new Common Core priorities, this book is real plus."
--School Library Journal

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