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Narrative Nonfiction

Yes, this is me peering from behind the cover of the forthcoming book from Anita Silvey. And, yes, I know I the print is reversed. New laptop, folks. Still need to figure out how to do some of the photo editing. I will replace this as soon as I can do that. In the meantime, put this book on your radar (as my pal Paul Hankins would say). There is a HUGE demand for narrative nonfiction here in Texas, and here is a perfect selection to share with kids. THE PLANT HUNTERS: TRUE STORIES OF THEIR DARING ADVENTURES TO THE FAR CORNERS OF THE EARTH (FSG, April 2012)introduces readers to some of the early hunters of plants. Some hunted to extend the plants available in their region of the world. others hunted plants for their medicinal value (those that produced quinine for example) and others were plant smugglers of sorts. The text is lively and there are plenty of photos interspersed throughout the book. Check out Silvey's children's book almanac as well: <543>
Tags: espionage, hunters, nonfiction, plants

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