One day Aani is resting against her favorite tree when she hears the unfamiliar roar of trucks. 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.
As the cutters move closer, Aani acts with quiet, instinctive heroism to save not only her special tree, but also the village's beloved forest. This exquisite picture book features a Mighty Girl who reminds her whole community to take action to protect the natural world they value.
"An exemplary first picture book for both author and illustrator, this collaboration will appeal to a wide audience of children, as well as prove useful in units on India or international environmental efforts." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||7 - 10|
|Illustrator||Venantius J. Pinto|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 1995|
|Publisher||Lee & Low Books|