The Mangrove Tree is a nonfiction picture book that Cindy co-wrote with her friend Susan L. Roth, the New York Times best-selling co-author and illustrator of Listen to the Wind. The book celebrates the work of Dr. Gordon Sato, a humanitarian scientist who was dedicated to ending world hunger by planting mangrove trees in impoverished nations. Read an interview with Cindy and Susan about creating this book together here.
2012 ALA Notable Children’s Book, American Library AssociationWinner, 2012 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Younger ChildrenNCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ChildrenGold Winner, 2011 Eureka! Award for Children’s Nonfiction, California Reading AssociationWinner, 2012 Green Earth Book Award, Children's Nonfiction2012 Notable Books for a Global Society AwardSmithsonian “Best of Children’s Books 2011”Bank Street College "Best Children's Books 2011" (Outstanding Title)
2012 CCBC Children's Book Choice
2012 Outstanding Achievement in Children's Literature, Wisconsin Library Association
"This moving depiction of ecological innovation centers on a project spearheaded by Dr. Gordon Sato to plant mangrove trees, which grow easily in salt water, in the village of Hargigo in the impoverished African nation of Eritrea. Graceful prose alternates with cumulative verse to relay the benefits that the trees provided for the community: "These are the fishermen/ Who catch the fish/ That swim in the roots,/ Of the mangrove trees." Resembling papier-mâché, Roth's textural mixed-media collages become increasingly lively as the new ecosystem flourishes. An extensive afterword, containing many photographs of Sato and the people of Hargigo, brings their hopeful story into sharp focus."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
To inquire about speaking engagements for Ms. Trumbore and Ms. Roth, please contact Jennifer Khawam at Lee and Low (email@example.com, 212-779-4400 x32).
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Pub Date: May 2011
Lee and Low Books
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New York, NY 10016
text copyright (c) 2011 by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
illustrations copyright (c) 2011 by Susan L. Roth
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