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by Venantius J. Pinto,Jeannine Atkins

eBook Aani  the Tree Huggers ePub
Author: Venantius J. Pinto,Jeannine Atkins
Language: English
ISBN: 0756940583
ISBN13: 978-0756940584
Publisher: Perfection Learning (April 1, 2000)
Category: Science Nature & How It Works
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 881
Formats: azw txt doc lrf
ePub file: 1499 kb
Fb2 file: 1964 kb

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Illustrated by Venantius J Pinto. This beautiful children's book is based on real events that took place in Northern India in the 1970s when women, part of the Chipko Andolan (Hug the Tree Movement), faced down developers who had come to destroy local forests. Illustrated throughout in full colour.

By (author) Jeannine Atkins, Illustrated by Venantius J. She alerts the village women, the eldest of whom says the sounds are made by men from the city who have come to cut down the trees. The women explain to the cutters that their trees provide the villagers with food and fuel; are home to animals; and prevent erosion. But the men are heedless.

Jeannine Atkins wrote FINDING WONDERS: THREE GIRLS WHO CHANGED SCIENCE, for readers ten-up, and STONE MIRRORS . Aani and the Tree Huggers Oct 1, 1995. by Jeannine Atkins, Venantius J.

Jeannine Atkins wrote FINDING WONDERS: THREE GIRLS WHO CHANGED SCIENCE, for readers ten-up, and STONE MIRRORS: THE SCULPTURE AND SILENCE OF EDMONIA LEWIS. She's the author other books about courageous girls and women, including BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C. J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE AND THEIR DAUGHTERS and LITTLE WOMAN IN BLUE: A NOVEL OF MAY ALCOTT. She teaches Children's Literature at the University of t and writing at Simmons College.

more hears the roaring of the tree cutters. Finally, Aani wraps her body around one of the trees, with surprising results. Hoping to get the workers to put down their saws and hatchets, Aani and the village women explain that the trees provide food, fuel, and homes for animals, but to no avail. Distinctive color illustrations, inspired by Indian miniature painting, accompany the moving story.

by Jeannine Atkins and Venantius J. Pinto

by Jeannine Atkins and Venantius J. A fictionalized picture story, told from the point of view of young Aani, recounts the origins of the Chipko Andolan (Hug the Tree) Movement in northern India in the 1970s. When men from the city came into rural areas to cut down the trees, women villagers successfully stopped them by embracing individual trees

Aani and the Tree Huggers was on Smithsonian magazine’s Most Notable Book List. Aani and the Tree Huggers. Layering is a metaphor for encapsulating fragments and wholes that convey power, compassion, and the memory of time & culture.

Aani and the Tree Huggers was on Smithsonian magazine’s Most Notable Book List. He was Artist-in-Residence at Nagasawa Art Park Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down. Join Reedsy to request a free quote from Venantius J and over 1,000 similar profiles.

Aani and the Tree Huggers, illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto, Lee & Low (New York, NY), 1996. Former high-school teacher and current college instructor Jeannine Atkins is the author of picture books and books featuring women from history. Get Set! Swim!, illustrated by Hector Viveros Lee, Lee & Low (New York, NY), 1998. When she visits schools, young male students often ask her why she only writes about girls.

Books – Historical fiction. Illustrated by Venantius J. Based on an event that took place in India in the 1970s, children and women in the village hug the trees to save them from being logged.

Published January 2000 by Lee & Low Books. Fiction, Conservation of natural resources, Trees, Internet Archive Wishlist.

This is a beautiful story and really could be amazing. Mostly I give it four stars because the illustrations are done in an adult-centric way. I am very frustrated that most of the culturally diverse children's books out there insist on artsy illustrations for adults that turn children away. The illustrations in this book are awkward and not lifelike. They are artsy. That's nice for adults but kids have hard time relating. That said, the story is very good and I definitely use it and get kids interested in other things when they get bored with the illustrations.
Beautiful story.

Some of the writing seems more suitable for adults or older children but my 4-year old son loves reading and re-reading it nonetheless.
My 3-year old grandson loves it!
The children I teach could identify with Aani and her feelings of helplessness when the workers came to chop down the trees. They learned how important trees are to life - cleaning the air, providing food and warmth. They learned that children can influence adults to act for justice in an unjust world.
This book is a plea for an ecological consciousness in regard to the forest. India has its share of tree rustlers, in spite of strict laws, and much irreparable damage is done by irresponsible felling. This story is well written for younger people with good illustrations. It is the story of a girl's fight to save the trees of her village from tree-cutters, and illustrates her and the village's feeling of reverence for the trees upon which they depended. It does represent one aspect of Indian culture (unfortunately, the tree cutters are another aspect) and can well be used as an introduction to village life; it is also interesting from the point of view of the exotic. My own love of the exotic has led me to many places around the world, and I feel that this sense of wonder about the world is a valuable characteristic and very much worth nourishing; this kind of book can encourage dreams.
The incident described, although fictional, is very reminiscent of an actual event that took place in the State of Rajasthan. The Maharaja needed wood for a building project, and sent his men to cut in a forest near a village. The people, who venerated their trees as the suppliers of many things necessary for their lives, literally hugged the trees. Several hundred villagers were killed before the Maharaja's men stopped. The trees, or their descendants, still stand as a testimony to the interdependence of the people and their environment. The villagersare also well-known for providing a refuge for both a kind of antelope and for birds, and for their reluctance to kill anything. Note: the paper and binding are excellent quality. My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is that the tale should have taken place in the desert, where trees are both more valued and more endangered.
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