Monday, May 25, 2015

Nonfiction Monday - The Tree Lady

Hopkins, H. Joseph.  The Tree Lady; the True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever.  New York: Beach Lane Books, 2013.

                        Picture book biography of Katherine Olivia Sessions who loved working with plants. When she moved from the heavily wooded northern California to the southern Californian San Diego desert, Sessions was determined to discover what kinds of trees would survive there – and she did. 

                        Actually the author repeats those last few words, “and she did,” over and over again in this book with variations. 
                                    “Not everyone knew how to hunt for trees. But Kate did.” 
This repetition gives a rhythm to the writing and a positive spin to Kate’s lifelong project.  
           (As a new San Diegoan, I thank her.)

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