Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ROCKIN READS: Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World
By Iris Volant
Illustrated by Cynthia Alonso
Flying Eye Books, 2018. Informational.

Considering the important role trees play in global mythology, we really don't hear very much about them - this book seeks to change that. Important trees from around the world -- Cherry, Hawthorne, Baobab -- are accompanied by a short retelling of the myth and what makes them so important in their respective cultures. This book is not a resource for serious researchers, but it is a sufficient introduction to tree based mythology for curious young readers. With simple, graphic illustrations, this book is fun to flip through and does a good job showing how different cultures are connected in simple ways.

This is a rockin' read for kids who like learning about stories from all over the world.


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