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Forestry A-Z

by Ann Walsh & Kathleen Cook Waldron
photographs by Bob Warick

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alphabet, environment
list price: $19.95
published: 2008
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 10
2 to 7
Reading age:
6 to 12
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Association of Book Publishers of BC
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Forestry A-Z

This lavishly illustrated alphabet book looks at the modern forest industry. From insects to nursery trees, log booms to woodlots, millwrights to tree planters, the authors give an overview of the industry that shapes so many of our communities. One or two paragraphs per page elaborate on the alphabetical heading and illustration. Inset photographs enhance the primary one. Fast Forestry Facts at the end give additional information.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2008-2009.

Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Forestry A-Z

If a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear? This informative and fascinating look at modern forestry from A to Z is brought to life with both colour and black-and-white photographs. A section called “Fast Forestry Facts” appears at the end of the book.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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How is plywood made? What are dozer boats? How has forestry changed in the last century? These questions and dozens more are answered in Forestry A-Z, both in the informative and fascinating text and in the beautiful photographs.

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In the early days of logging and for many modern forest workers, quitting time means heading back to camp. In camp, crews clean up, eat, get their tools ready for the next day and, perhaps, wash their sweaty socks.

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Editorial Reviews

"Clear, well laid out, offers useful information and has an attractive format."

— Deakin Newsletter

"The authors have approached the business side of trees through an informational alphabet book...The book is a good starting point for a classroom discussion or project, and a good balanced presentation for the young reader who comes to the book on his own."

— Canadian Children's Book News

"This is a beautifully photographed and designed introduction to forestry...A nice addition to a survey of various careers."

— Tucson Unified School District

"A worthwhile addition to school and public library non-fiction collections."

— Quill & Quire

"Beautifully photographed...The information is solid and the language is clear."

— School Library Journal

"A welcome book for school libraries."

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— CM Magazine
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About the Authors

Ann Walsh

Ann Walsh is the author of thirteen books for young people. She is a winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Award, the Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award, and was a Canadian Library Association Notable selection. She was also shortlisted for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and the B.C. Book Prize. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Kathleen Cook Waldron

Kathleen's work experience includes being a swimming instructor, playground supervisor, lifeguard, waitress, chambermaid, tree planter, house painter, teacher (kindergarten-adult), and of course, writer.
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Bob Warick

Bob Warick is a photographer who has been taking pictures all his life. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.warickphotography.com.
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