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Tree of Wonder

The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree

Kate Messner, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/18/2020)


Deep in the forest, in the warm-wet green, 1 almendro tree grows, stretching its branches toward the sun. Who makes their homes here?

2 great green macaws,
4 keel-billed toucans,
8 howler monkeys,
16 fruit bats,
32 fer-de-lance vipers,
64 agoutis,
128 blue morpho butterflies,
256 poison dart frogs,
512 rusty wandering spiders,
1,024 leafcutter ants.

Count each and every one as life multiplies again and again in this lush and fascinating book about the rainforest.

Praise For Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree

"Enlightening..descriptive and poetic."--School Library Journal

"Beautiful."--Imagination Soup

"With a mix of math, literature, and science, this title has broad audience appeal."-School Library Connection

SB&F Award of Excellence

Chronicle Books, 9781452112480, 36pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

About the Author

Kate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers including Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and the Sea Monster series. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York.

Simona Mulazzani has illustrated more than 60 books for publishers around the world, and has received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Pesaro, Italy.