Tony Johnston, illus. by Wendell Minor
From PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Johnston’s homage to the giant sequoias of California opens at dawn, as one of these towering trees ‘watches the/ clearing/ quietly/ fill with/ deer. ....’ Spare verse describes the tree as ‘he’ experiences the seasons in turn: the sounds of spring, summer forest fires and thunderstorms, the waning light and migrations of fall, and a winter snowfall at sunset. ... Minor’s softly-edged gouache watercolors provide panoramic views of and from the sentinel sequoia. ...This stirring tribute portrays the millennia-old tree as a serene observer and wise caretaker of its surroundings."
From KIRKUS REVIEWS
"A giant sequoia experiences the world around "him" in Johnston's romantic, image-laden, anthropomorphic rendering of the life experiences of the largest tree on the planet. ... Minor's paintings are glorious...."
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