The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

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2020 Green Earth Book Award Long list 2020 Crystal Kite Awards - Southeast Division Winner 2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List Notable Social Studies Trade Books list - Winning Title! 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award - Winning Title Florida Book Award Gold Winner Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Author: Sophia Gholz
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Published: 03/15/2019
Pages: 32
Weight: 1lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781534110243
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 507521 / Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 03/01/2019 pg. 125
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2019
Shelf Awareness 03/19/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory

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