Special Storytime with Carrie A. Pearson for Stretch to the Sun
Stretch and Grow for Storytime!
For a special Thursday Storytime we will be having Carrie A. Pearson share with us the story of how a tiny seedling grows to be the tallest tree in the forrest. This book has been used in our local Glendale Unified Schools as a teaching tool during storytime.
If you can't make it to the event but would like a copy signed and personalized, please feel free to contact us before the event or order online below.
About the Book: A children's book about how a once tiny seedling, deep in the forest of Redwood National Park, that was protected by the animals and plants that surrounded it, stretched toward the sun to become the tallest known tree on earth. It survived ecological and human threats and flourished for over 1200 years. Logging in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries depleted the coastal redwood population significantly. But the creation of Redwood National Park in 1968 helped to save some of the ancient trees, like this one. The tree was discovered by tall tree scientists in 2006, but in the hopes to keep the tree safe, its exact location is kept secret.
About the Author: Carrie Pearson is a former early elementary teacher and the author of A Warm Winter Tail and A Cool Summer Tail. She hikes, bikes, runs, skis, windsurfs, kayaks, and swims--and writes about what she experiences. Carrie lives in Marquette, Michigan, with her husband and their three daughters.
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