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Where Once There Was a Wood

Where Once There Was a Wood

A powerful poem and stunning, handmade-paper art encourage children to protect nature.

Where once there was a wood,
A meadow and a creek . . .

Inspired by events in her own backyard, award-winning author and illustrator Denise Fleming creates a poignant yet hopeful portrait of our disappearing natural environment. The last pages of the book teach children how to make a more creature friendly backyard, including information about what types of food, trees and flowers attract different kinds of animals. Where Once There Was a Wood also includes an informative bibliography for budding environmentalists, and suggests various projects that families can do together.