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Luna & Me

The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest

Once there was a redwood tree - one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly.

When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a big blue X" on the side. It was going to be chopped down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. A tree wouldn't be cut down if it had a person living in it. This is the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the redwood tree she lived in for two years, never once coming down. That is, not until Luna's future was safe.

    Pages: 40

    Ages 5-9

    By Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

    Praise:

    “The visuals are the book's strength, and readers will get a sense of the importance of protecting the environment. VERDICT There are few books for this age group that deal with local deforestation, making this charming introduction to environmentalism an ideal addition.” ―School Library Journal

    “A gentle introduction to environmental activism for the very young.” ―Kirkus Reviews

    “There is considerable usage potential here, from art projects to classroom community projects to diversity awareness projects. . . . There's also plenty of pleasure to be found just in sharing the thoughtful story and perusing the artwork.” ―BCCB on Same, Same But Different


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