THE FOREST IN THE TREES
Connie McLennan
Synopsis
What's in the tops of Earth's tallest trees?

Few human eyes ever see the world within a world of the majestic coast redwoods—a green ocean filled with plants and animals living on branches hundreds of feet above the ground. "The Forest in the Trees" introduces this hidden canopy habitat, home to other species of trees and shrubs, fern mats “soggy and heavy,” Humboldt flying squirrels, and sow bugs and pill bugs, “the only crustaceans that live on land.”

Informative sidebars accompany a cumulative verse, and vibrant illustrations highlight the redwoods’ immensity and teeming canopy life.
About the Book
Author(s)
Connie McLennan
Illustrator(s)
Connie McLennan
Publisher
Arbordale Publishing
Release Date
Sep 10, 2019
ISBN
9781643513508
Category
Nonfiction
Comments
Becky Ferrigno
What an interesting concept! well done!
Cynthia Magriel Wetzler
Now young people can imagine being up in the canopies of the redwoods and how magical that would be.
Laura Ostrem
Beautiful illustrations and informative text bring the magnificent redwoods and their thriving canopy habitat to life!
Dow Phumiruk
This cover is stunning and eye-catching! Now I will have to read your book!! :)
Lela Nargi
Love this up-close approach to the forest
Adele Gardner
Only last night, I heard a story on NPR about a woman ecologist doing canopy research, and how important that was (https://www.npr.org/2019/09/22/762385293/video-tree-scientist-inspires-next-generation-through-barbie). I am thrilled to see this book on the subject, which will help inform a new generation!
Nadine Pinede
What a brilliant idea for a book! Thank you for bringing awareness to all the diversity of life in this hidden habitat.
Melissa Stewart
Ooh la la! I can't wait to read this book.
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From the Author
I have always lived within a hundred miles of the redwoods but learned only a few years ago about the second, hidden forest of plants and animals in the vast canopy overhead.

In “redwood time” everyone alive today will be gone in the blink of an eye. The ancient redwood canopies offer an enduring opportunity for new generations to continue the exploration, study, and preservation of our irreplaceable old-growth forests. I am excited by the chance to share these discoveries not only with children, but with parents, grandparents, and others for whom this world still holds fascinating surprises.