This book shares the life story of the giant sequoia, casting light on natural questions: How does this tree grow so big? How does it live so long?
From tiny seed to world's largest tree, the giant sequoia is a living wonder of nature. This ancient and tremendous species grows naturally only on the western slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada.
Each sequoia begins life as a seed no larger than an oatmeal flake—yet can grow as tall as three blue whales stacked chin to tale.
The oldest sequoias have lived as long as forty human lifetimes. The largest are so enormous, twenty children holding hands can’t wrap their arms around the trunks!
In evocative text and vibrant paintings, The Sequoia Lives On reveals all of this fascinating information and more.
An extensive author’s note completes the portrait for young readers, inviting them to become the next generation of protectors for this amazing tree.
written by Joanna Cooke