Leafy Landmarks

Travels with Trees

Road trips can be a lot of fun, especially when there are intriguing places to visit and new things to learn. Through a variety of poetic forms, readers are taken on an armchair cross-country journey across the continental United States to visit 14 historic tree sites, some famous and others less well-known. From the Emancipation Oak in Hampton, Virginia, to the Methuselah tree in Shulman Grove, California, readers will discover trees that have traveled to the moon, witnessed the founding of our country, and inspired hope during troubled times. Fascinating facts covering geography, history, and nature will encourage everyone, young and old, to take a closer look at our arboreal friends. An author's note provides tips on how to be a tree champion and how to plan your own "leafy" road trip.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 582.160973
Lexile 950L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Q
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534112872), PDF (9781668936436), Hosted ebook (9781668936467)
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11

Booklist Review - Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees

This fun, informative work uses famous trees and related history to introduce poetry forms…This will find use in nature and poetry units to great effect.

Ingram Review - Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees

Readers will walk away from this title having learned more about geography, history, and nature and will be excited to plan their own leafy road trip.

Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees - Teaching Guide

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Author: Michelle Schaub

Michelle Schaub is the award-winning author of several picture books and poetry collections, including Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmer's Market. She enjoys road-tripping around the country with her husband and three children to visit unique trees. She lives in Colorado.

Illustrator: Anne Lambelet

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