Helen Ward The Tin Forest (Rise and Shine)

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The Tin Forest (Rise and Shine)

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There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten....

In the middle of a dark, lonely wasteland filled with old scrap metal lives an old man. Every night he dreams of a lively forest, full of sunshine, plants, birds, and animals. Every morning he wakes to gloom and bad weather. Then one day, he comes up with an idea to change things. But can an idea turn rain into sunshine? Can a dream make plants grow? The rich, detailed illustrations and lyrical text of The Tin Forest carry an important message of imagination and hope.

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Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson haveworked together on a number of splendidpicture books. Their work has been hailed as“exquisitely detailed . . . touching” by PublishersWeekly and “infused with natural wonder,”“beautifully illustrated,” and “stunning” byBooklist. Ms. Ward and Mr. Anderson live inEngland.
Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson haveworked together on a number of splendidpicture books. Their work has been hailed as“exquisitely detailed . . . touching” by PublishersWeekly and “infused with natural wonder,”“beautifully illustrated,” and “stunning” byBooklist. Ms. Ward and Mr. Anderson live inEngland.

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Gr 1-3-A tale with a pointed ecological message. Ward begins pessimistically with the words, "There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted." In the midst of this forlorn environment, there lives an old man who remembers better times and dreams of beautiful forests teeming with exotic birds and wildlife. Even though he tries to clear away the trash, his world remains essentially the same. One day, he plants a light bulb that takes root and grows and grows until it creates a forest made of tin and garbage. Two birds drop seeds on the dry ground; they sprout and bloom, bringing insects and small creatures to the land. The last page reiterates the first with this change: "There was once a forest, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that everyone wanted." Anderson's sinister illustrations emphasize the gray coldness of the tin forest. Colors are added as the new one comes to life. The pictures are reminiscent of those in early German folktales, depicting the forest as dark and deadly. With true eloquence, Ward has created a morality tale of environmental devastation. A good choice for Earth Day collections.

Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY

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