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The Boy Who Grew a Forest

The True Story of Jadav Payeng

2020 Green Earth Book Award Long list
2020 Crystal Kite Awards - Southeast Division Winner
2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List
Notable Social Studies Trade Books list - Winning Title!
2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award - Winning Title
Florida Book Award Gold Winner
Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award
Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10


Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110243), PDF (9781534138421), Hosted ebook (9781534138568)
Publication Date 03/15/2019
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2019
Dewey 333.95/316092 B
Lexile 790L

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