WWRW: Effete Aristocrats & Trees

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I am slogging my way through Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited these days. I feel as excited about this book as Jeremy Irons looks.

I just want to send the whole lot of them into a family therapist’s office.

Anyway on to brighter topics, the end of winter is the time to start planning the year’s planting (or here, it’s time to get planting).  Lately we have been doing some reading and some planting.

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Arbor Day Square, by Kathryn Gilbraith.  A little girl and her widowed father arrive in the western frontier and help their town plant trees in the new town square.

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Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids, by Gail Gibbons

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You can’t do a picture book unit without including one by Gail Gibbons.

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Or two.  The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree shows a boy and his apple tree through the entire year.

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We can’t grow apples here, but we have oranges instead.

For more detailed information, William recommends the field guides by Stan Tekiela.

The author has put together a field guide for many different states.  Check Amazon to see if they’ve got yours.

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3 thoughts on “WWRW: Effete Aristocrats & Trees

    • The book is definitely a nostalgic look back at youth, so I was wondering if I might have liked it better earlier–now I just feel annoyed at all their ridiculousness! 🙂

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