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While staying with her grandfather in his house in the woods, Sophie learns about the different kinds of trees and enjoys the beauties of the natural world.
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Susan Hand Shetterly is a Tilbury House Publishers author.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-Sophie's grandfather is a conscientious logger, caring for his woods in the hope that they will last for generations to come. When the child spends the summer with him, he begins to pass on his knowledge, teaching her to tell the different trees apart, what they need to grow and thrive, and about woodland ecology. The narrative alternates between the nostalgic and the pedantic, too contemplative to work well as a read-aloud and too loosely episodic to hold independent readers' attention. Though information-packed, the text, does not smoothly meld fact and story. The illustrations are another case entirely. Lovely and impressionistic, these oils are rendered in a combination of broad, blurred strokes and clear detail that bring the woods to life. They give the narrative a context and atmosphere that it might otherwise lack. Shelterwood may be best used in teaching situations in which ecological issues are under discussion. Not many other books take on an illustration of the difference between clear-cutting and selective logging. For other, more readable introductions to the subject, try Jane Yolen's Owl Moon (Philomel, 1987).
Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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