The Mangrove Tree
By Jan Hamilton, Prince Memorial Library
The Mangrove Tree is equally suitable to pleasure readers as to students who have environmental or world geography interest. The text has two layers, the left hand page reads like a picture book and the right hand page includes more background information. Although Dr. Sato brought the project to Africa, this book is really about people who plant and care for the mangrove trees in Hargigo, Eritrea.
The collages are amazing; they portray the landscape and lifestyle of this rural area. This is a great addition for collections with specific picture non-fiction sections. It may however get lost in juvenile non-fiction areas. Couple with Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire A. Nivola for teachers doing environmental or African units.
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