Sequoia (Hardcover)

By Tony Johnston, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596437272, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

List Price: 18.99*
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Standing tall above the tree line, Sequoia stretches his ancient arms and gathers clouds to him. He watches as days, seasons, years pass by. His branches are home to owls and choirs of frogs. Beneath his broad canopy, a world grows.
This is his story. Through controlled verse and luscious illustration, Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor do justice to the enormous figure of the sequoia tree. A Neal Porter Book

About the Author

Tony Johnston is the author of numerous books for children, including An Old Shell: Poems of the Galápagos. She lives in San Marino, California.

Wendell Minor is the award-winning and bestselling illustrator of numerous books, including Ghost Ship, by Mary Higgins Clark. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.

Praise For Sequoia

“In quiet, lyrical text, Johnston personifies a giant sequoia tree and brings it to life.” —School Library Journal

“A giant sequoia experiences the world around "him" in Johnston's romantic, image-laden, anthropomorphic rendering of the life experiences of the largest tree on the planet.” —Kirkus Reviews