Lexile Reading Score: 770L

Ancient Forests
By Karen Stephenson, Nancy Field, Margaret Anderson
Illustrated by Sharon Torvik

Winner of Parents Choice Approval

Ancient Forests untangles the complexity of old-growth forests. Termites, slime molds, owls and flying squirrels seem more like neighbors, thanks to the activities in this engaging, scientifically accurate book. Helps children see the interconnection between nature and people. Includes a sheet of 40 realistic forest stickers.

MAPA Award - “Honorable Mention“ for editing.

•  Explore forest neighborhoods
•  Take a "Forest Trek" visiting patches of ancient forests across North America
•  Be a science detective, solving some forest mysteries
•  Create a forest mobile
•  Survive a season as a spotted owl ... if you can!

This book is an excellent resource for Project Learning Tree.

Here’s what a former Chief of the Forest Service says about Ancient Forests....

“Ancient Forests is a delight... not bad for a ‘wildlifer’. It gives me great encouragement to see such publications. Good on ya!”

Former Chief of the US Forest Service

Here’s what a teacher says about Ancient Forests....

“When I recently retired from the teaching profession, I gave away all but four of my resource books. Ancient Forests was one of the four. It is one of my all time favorite books!”

Former teacher

Here’s what Ranger Rick says about Ancient Forests....

“Rarely is the ecology of ancient forests made so understandable and enjoyable for kids. The interactive components are fun and effective.”

Gerald Bishop, Editor, Ranger Rick magazine.

Here’s what Jerry Franklin, ancient forest biologist, says about Ancient Forests....

"A great discovery book for both children—and parents—that introduces the complexity of the old-growth forest and its inhabitants. Accurate, engaging, and very relevant to understanding the importance of our natural forests. Good job!"

Jerry Franklin, Professor of Forestry, Univ. of Washington


ISBN: 0-941042-14-6 40 pages 8 1/2 x 11 Price: $6.95
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