The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion

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The Teeth of the Lion tells the story of the common dandelion, that remarkably widespread plant that is known, for better or worse, by just about everybody. Through a series of short essays, written in accessible language and a thoroughly engaging style, Anita Sanchez takes the reader on a journey through the natural history of the dandelion and its long association with humans. Joan Jobson s illustrations add important details and subtle accents that enhance this journey. Well adapted ecologically to spread into and thrive within disturbed sites -- such as the lawns, playgrounds, roadsides, and parking lots in which they are most often encountered today, and viewed as weeds -- dandelions also have had a lengthy, welcomed association with humans as medicine, food, and objects of ritual, magic, and folklore. The Teeth of the Lion will be a source of enjoyable, fascinating, memorable information of interest to all users. It will provide naturalists, wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, interpreters, teachers, landscapers, and homeowners a better understanding of one of the most common, well-known, and perhaps underappreciated plants to be found anywhere.

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Anita Sanchez was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in upstate New York. She holds a B.A. degree in Conservation from Vassar College (1977), and has worked as an environmental educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation since 1977. Since 1984, Anita has been based at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Albany, New York, where presently she serves as Senior Environmental Educator. She lives in Amsterdam, New York, with her husband (also an environmental educator) and two sons.

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...a fascinating and surprising look at a common yet mysteriously notable plant. --Excerpt from The Ecobeetle Eco-Library -- Books for Kids, 2007

...the flower has a champion. Anita Sanchez.... The book explores the history of the flower--once revered and valued for its medicinal qualities--and how it became the much maligned 'weed' that homeowners douse with pesticides to banish from lawns.... The book is a swift-moving and elegantly written ode to the dandelion, steeped in botanical and environmental history. It's also prescient to this era of new eco-consciousness and sustainability without being overbearing or sanctimonious. Plus, it's a really nice read for a summer day. --Excerpt from Times Union, Albany, NY, Donna Liquori, freelance writer, July 1, 2007

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