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One Million Trees


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Kristen Balouch has illustrated picture books for other authors as well as written and illustrated her own, including The Little Girl with the Big Voice and Mystery Bottle which was the winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and Middle East Book Award, and a Bank Street Best Children's Book. She is also a fabric designer and a literary agent. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at kristenbalouch.com.


"A charming account of a family who went to Canada to plant a million trees. . . . Balouch uses childlike drawings to give the story an appealing authenticity. . . . This excellent resource about conservation and preserving nature has been ably rolled into a delightful reminiscence vividly retold."-School Library Journal, Starred Review

"[A] Tree-mendous autobiographical picture book. . . . Short, breezy recollections propel the narration. . . . The bright, expansive digital illustrations have a collaged-scrapbook appearance, chockablock with intriguing details. . . . Heartening lessons in ecology, math, and teamwork are smoothly sown."-Booklist

"An educational tale of forest stewardship. . . . Balouch's rough-hewn shapes, which have the feel and texture of cut paper, attend this idyllic 1970s-era tale about the positive impact people can have when they work together."-Publishers Weekly

"The simply written, straightforward text is rich with interesting information. . . . The digital illustrations-rendered in a naive art style-are busy, making for detailed spreads that beg to be pored over; they also capture the British Columbia landscape, including its distinctive flora and fauna. . . . An intriguing tale that will plant seeds of environment consciousness in the upcoming generation."-Kirkus Reviews

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