Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A Book for Every Child: The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Sophia Gholz and Kayla Harren


There is something extraordinary about a boy who grows a forest, and yet, it was a task so simply done. Day by day. Plant by plant. Visit by visit. Through patience, dedication, and persistence, a thriving ecosystem came into existence. All because a young boy decided to take action and fix something that was broken. 

The Boy Who Grew a Forest is based on the efforts of Jadav Payeng. who sprouted a thriving ecosystem on the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India. 

The combination of Sophia Gholz's beautiful prose and Kayla Harren's wonderful illustrations have created a picture book that will capture the imagination of young readers and fuel inspiration for their own ventures.

As children begin a new school year after the difficult experiences of 2020, The Boy Who Grew a Forest is a must-have for the reading corner. As a teacher who strives to connect learning and living in today's world, I highly recommend this incredible book for delivering seeds of hope, values, compassion, and creativity.

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