Annotations for We Planted a Tree


Baker & Taylor
Simple poetic text combines with artwork by a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year winner in a tale inspired by Kenya's Green Belt Movement that finds two families from different parts of the world enriching their communities by planting trees.

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Baker & Taylor
Simple text reveals the benefits of planting a single tree, both to those who see it grow and to the world as a whole.

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Random House, Inc.
We planted a tree and it grew up,

While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . .

In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.

With a nod to Kenya's successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow's elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree--from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo--brings to our planet. Perfect for young readers!

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