This colorful history for young readers traces
the New England logging industry from its beginnings to the major American
industry that it is today. Logging was vital to the first European settlers’
survival and conflicts arose with Great Britain over mast pines. Woven into
that mast trade is the development of the lumberjack and the river driver.
Fascinating processes of cutting trees, transporting logs, and sawing them into
lumber are described, and eleven vignettes portray the day-to-day lives of
woods workers. Industrial advancements are introduced, and the book concludes
with thought-provoking issues about the future of our forests. Timberrr features more than 50
black-and-white photographs, and includes a timeline, a glossary, and a map. Suggested
Ages/Grades: 10-up/ Grade 5 and up. With teacher assistance, the many
illustrations and vignettes make it valuable for Grades 3-4 as well.