As an Oak Tree Grows by G. Brian Karas

Into the Wild

As an Oak Tree Grows Read Online Free - This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all.
This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

Title : As an Oak Tree Grows
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ISBN : 0399252339
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Jillian rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 14, 2015

I was intrigued by the creative concept of this book, and the illustrations are beautiful, but I have a major issue with the historical aspect of it. Without explicitly stating that the boy at the start who plants the seed is a Native American, the illustrations with a wigwam and ships in the dis...

Debbie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 12, 2014

A teacher pointed me to AS AN OAK TREE GROWS. It is encouraging to know that teachers are noticing glaring problems with books like this. Tribe-less Native people who "grow up and move away" is a disservice to history! A close look at the first three pages of the book is here: http://americanindia...

Maggie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 22, 2014

After a stunning and offensive misstep on the first few pages - the Native child who plants the oak tree "grows up and moves away" so that white settlers can move in around his oak tree - this turns into an interesting look at the lifespan of an oak tree. I don't know how I would share this book...

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2014

A must for every elementary classroom, this book is a perfect gift for those who love nature as well. From 1775 to 2000 we view the life span of one mighty oak tree as the world around it changes almost beyond recognition. Text and a timeline help children understand history in a unique way. Incl...

Edward rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 14, 2014

Two centuries of history surrounding an oak tree although the earliest historical events depicted seem dubious at best.

extraordinary ordinary whimsy rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2016

I love this one. It's the tree version of The Little House. Part life cycle and part history lesson.

Maddy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 17, 2017

This book was very disappointing. It portrayed history in a way that "excused" our mistakes. For example, the author wrote that the native american boy "moved away", when we know that native Americans were kicked off of their own land, and even killed. The characters in the book were predominantl...

Hilary rated it ★★★★★

January 23, 2017

An imaginative and engaging picture book showing the entire life cycle of an oak tree, from the tiny seedling planted at the beginning through the 200 years of its life, and onwards. Each spread is drawn from the same view, and dated with the year, so you can watch the houses and boats growing, s...

Jana rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2018

Anyone who has ever paused to wonder what their neighborhoods may have looked like through the years, will be fascinated by this awesome picture book. The book shows the 200 year life of an oak tree, and the gorgeous illustrations show those changes through the years. With each turn of a page, re...

Emma rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 17, 2017

I HATED THIS BOOK. People don't just "move away" at your convince! It's really sad and disappointing that kids are reading this and it has multiple 5 star reviews on amazon. The image of native Americans was VERY unfair. Native american people weren't that different from the voyagers/ or people tha...

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