The Forest Man: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

By MATHESON, Anne

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9781486718160
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Flowerpot


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Reviewed on January 1, 2020  |  Elementary

K-Gr 4—After witnessing many seasons of monsoon-provoked erosion, 14-year-old Jadav Payeng began reforesting an island in India's Brahmaputra River. Widdowson draws her subject as youthful but eventually bearded, unlike the illustrations in Sophia Gholz's The Boy Who Grew a Forest. In contrast to Gholz, Matheson uses present tense (and Payeng's name) to create a sense of immediacy and intimacy. One double-pag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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