The Mangrove Tree

The Mangrove Tree

Planting Trees to Feed Families

Book - 2011
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"A cumulative verse, alternating with additional narrative, describes the ecological and social transformation resulting from the work of Dr. Gordon Sato, a Japanese American cell biologist who made saltwater and desert land productive through the planting of mangrove trees in the tiny African country of Eritrea. Includes afterword, photographs, glossary, and author's sources"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781600604591
Branch Call Number: 577.698/ROTH
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Trumbore, Cindy


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branch_reviews Apr 21, 2012

Dr. Gordon Sato helps a tiny African country plant Mangrove trees by the salty Red Sea. He teaches the women how to plant seedling, place extra fertilizer in bags beside the roots and care for the sprouts. These sprouts turn into mangrove trees and give off carbon dioxide into the air. The leaves provide food for the goats and sheep thereby providing food and milk for the people.
This book shows what one special man did to help improve the lives of a whole small country. His project is called The Manzanar Project: Plant a Mangrove Tree-Feed a Family.
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