Aani and the Tree Huggers
By Jeannine Atkins
Illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto
Six Pack: $59.70
One day Aani is resting against her favorite tree when she hears the unfamiliar roar of trucks. She alerts the village women, the eldest of whom says the sounds are made by men from the city who have come to cut down the trees. The women explain to the cutters that their trees provide the villagers with food and fuel; are home to animals; and prevent erosion. But the men are heedless. As the cutters move closer, Aani acts with quiet, instinctive heroism to save not only her special tree, but also the village's beloved forest.
Based on a true event in northern India, Aani and the Tree Huggers presents an enduring message of environmental action. In their picture book debuts, author Jeannine Atkins and artist Venantius J. Pinto introduce a memorable heroine whose love of the earth is sure to be an inspiration to children everywhere.
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About the Creators
is the author of Get Set! Swim!, which was named a "Choices" selection by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their daughter. Visit her online at jeannineatkins.com.
was born in Bombay, India. A fine artist, designer, and animator, Mr. Pinto lives with his wife in Sunnyside, NY. This is his first picture book.
About This Title
Six Pack: 9781584304289
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Notable Children's Book
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 4
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Responsibility, Heroism, Environment/Nature, Asian/Asian American Interest, Empathy/Compassion, Leadership, Persistence/Grit, Courage, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , India, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Overcoming Obstacles, Protest
Part of These Collections
Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades 3-5, English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Historical Fiction Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level N, Environmental Collection, India Culture and History Collection, Women's History Collection, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Diverse Background English Collection Grades 3-6, Historical Fiction Grades PreK-2, Responsibility/Leadership, Persistence and Determination Collection, Courage and Bravery Collection, Social Activism Collection, Social Activism Collection Grades 3-5, Women's Text Set Collection Grades PreK-8, Women's Text Set Collection Grades 3-5