By Sally M Walker

American chestnut timber have been as soon as chanced on all over the place in North America's japanese forests. They towered as much as 100 ft tall, offering nutrition and shield for individuals and animals alike. for plenty of, existence with no the chestnut appeared unimaginable—until catastrophe struck within the early 1900s.

What begun as a wound within the bark of some bushes quickly became to an unstoppable killing strength. An unknown blight was once wiping out the yankee chestnut, and scientists felt powerless to avoid it.

But the tale does not finish there. this present day, the yank chestnut is making a return. Narrative nonfiction grasp Sally M. Walker tells a story of loss, recovery, and the triumph of human ingenuity during this superbly photographed middle-grade book.

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