The History Tree Series
Written by Tana S. Holmes
Illustrated by Mahfuja Selim
The History Tree Series books are designed for little people to learn history in a fun way, appreciate old growth trees and interact with their grown-up reader for enriched content. Each page has easy to read words and concepts for the children, plus additional content for the adult reader (labeled as READER GUIDANCE) to add to the story as they see fit. Some historical stories have sad or violent elements. It will be up to the adult to choose how much to share, and at what age. Enjoy and get out and see some of these trees in person, they are all in existence today. Read on to learn more about my work and feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.
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If ancient trees could talk, what stories they could tell!! Alamo Tree is a true story about a real place. The monumental events surrounding the siege and famous battle at The Shrine of Texas Liberty are told by the old live oak that still thrives in the courtyard of the mission in San Antonio, Texas. The events in 1836 cemented the enduring American model for independence and freedom.
What lessons can children learn from such a grim story? The tree explains that during those dark days there was the love of families, the courage of heroes, the teamwork of citizens from all over the globe, and leadership that ensured their losses were not in vain. Rhyming text and beautiful illustrations will make your child want to read Alamo Tree again and again!!
THE OLD PATRIARCH TREE
An Ancient Teton Pine Shares Stories of the American West
"The Old Patriarch" is a real tree in a real place. Historians say it may even be 1,500 years old! It lives in Grand Teton National Park, in the US state of Wyoming. This beautifully illustrated book describes characters who passed by the old pine for centuries. From nomadic Paleo-Indian hunters following their food supply to current conservation efforts in a beautiful, but burdened national park, The Old Patriarch will spark your child’s curiosity and inspire an enduring desire to conserve our natural history.