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A beautiful forest is in danger.
“This non-fiction book shows why the boreal forest . . . is as big and important as tropical rain forests.” —USA Today
The great northern forest—the boreal forest—is home to a unique ecosystem of animals and plants. It covers one-third of the earth's total forest area and is home to so many birds that it is known as "North America's bird nursery."
The forest is a treasure trove of riches, but it's threatened by increased human development and climate changes. This gorgeous book teaches readers about the boreal forest and reminds them that it's up to us to make sure the beauty and bounty survive.
Life in the Boreal Forest written by Brenda Z. Guiberson and illustrated by Gennady Spirin, is a beautiful book about conservation and nature.
Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer--her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure--one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Gennady Spirin has been awarded five Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators and has been chosen four times for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.