Ancient ones : the world of the old-growth Douglas ... Read More
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- ISBN: 9780871565617 (acid-free paper) :
- ISBN: 0871565617 (acid-free paper) :
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books for Children, ... Read More
Originally published: 1994.
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- Horn Book Guide Reviews : Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995
Boxes of text set into double-page paintings sketch the activities of animals occupying a Pacific Northwest forest of mixed trees. Striking scenes of the skyward view, the lush canopy, dead and fallen trees, night and winter, and even a forest ablaze offer a broad view of life in this ecosystem, with special focus on the ""mighty Douglas fir."" Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
- Kirkus Reviews : Kirkus Reviews 1994 August
~ From the author of Desert Giant (the Saguaro cactus) and Tree of Life (the African baobab [both 1989]), another handsome, meticulously detailed portrait of nature. In full-bleed spreads broken only by a neatly boxed text, Bash portrays an old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest from a human perspective on the ground and gazing into its lofty heights, then focuses on the species-rich habitats of canopy, snags (dead trees), the forest floor, and a nearby stream. She concludes with the extraordinary circumstances--fire plus a symbiotic relationship with a particular fungus--required to foster new growth. Elegantly rendered in Bash's calligraphic hand, her text is a lucid, well- organized guide to the many species shown in her lovely paintings. Inserts display a few larger than life size, the degrees of magnification carefully noted. A beautiful and informative book that makes a wonderfully effective plea for this magnificent habitat. Author's note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+) Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 1994 July #3
Bash adds to her Tree Tales series with a remarkable exploration of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Scientific information is presented in simple, poetic language that suggests the sounds and sights of the forest (``Bark beetles chew under the bark, engraving delicate galleries where they deposit their eggs''). The design, in which blocks of calligraphy-like text are set against sweeping spreads, permits leisurely wandering through the forest realms, from the bustling byways of a treetop canopy to the teeming waters of a stream. Lush watercolors depict the forest and its denizens, spotted salamanders and golden banana slugs along with the red tree voles and flying squirrels that make their homes in giant Douglas firs. Insets showing insects and fungi (magnification sizes are given) provide windows onto an otherwise hidden world. The gentle ending, in which wildfires and the felling of fir trees allow for the growth of new saplings, beautifully affirms the concept of a cycle of life. Ages 6-10. (Sept.) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1994 October
Gr 2-6-A wondrous walk through an old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest. As readers enter the cathedral quietness of the Douglas fir-dominated landscape, the unique ecosystem and its varied components are revealed, from the trees themselves, with their peculiar and long life cycle, to the myriad creatures that inhabit the lush environment. Pileated woodpeckers, brown bats, flying squirrels, red tree voles, and, of course, the spotted owl are introduced and placed in context. Delving deeper, the insects and even the microorganisms that are an integral part of this remarkable world are delineated. Children will be drawn into the text by having to search the oversized pictures for the animals and plants being discussed. Deeply toned watercolors reflect the darkness of this shaded but richly alive biome. Their clarity and detail make them supremely suited for the journey described. This book delivers its message in an appended ``Author's Note.'' Bash makes it clear that a forest isn't just a group of trees-it is a well-defined, interdependent system of organisms that relies on a unique set of circumstances to continue to exist. Reading Ancient Ones is truly the next best thing to being there.-Steve Matthews, Foxcroft School, Middleburg, VA Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.