Sequoia

sequoiaWritten by Tony Johnston, Illustrated by Wendell Minor


Absolutely beautiful illustrations! Sequoia tells the story of these ancient and magnificent trees through pictures and poetry.

Mornings
he stands
with a thin
shawl
of sun upon
his shoulders.
He watches the
grove below
slowly
fill with
light.

I was grateful that at the end of the book, there was more information about the Sequoia tree in contrast to the Coastal Redwood tree. I was unaware that they were different trees and learned something new. As I was reading this book, my 15 year old son stopped to admire the illustrations, too. His conclusion was that this book is all about the pictures!

Review by Jennifer Ford, South Kearns Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-6

Sequoia
Written by Tony Johnston, Illustrated by Wendell Minor
Roaring Book Press
40 pages
Release Date: September 23, 2014
ISBN: 9781596437272 (hardcover)

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3 thoughts on “Sequoia”

  1. I haven’t read this book, but your review, Jennifer, has made me put it on my list. Thanks for a great review. It looks so beautiful.

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