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Because of an Acorn: (Nature Autumn Books for Children, Picture Books about Acorn Trees) Hardcover – Picture Book, Aug. 2 2016

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"A simple but attractive introduction to nature's life cycles."-School Library Journal

"Through a combination of vivid illustrations and simple text, this book offers small children a glimpse into the complex connections that underlie the forest's vibrant web of life."--
Science Magazine

"This lyrical paean to nature celebrates connectedness and the cycles of growth."--
Washington Parent

"This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the unsung hero at the heart of a white oak forest ecosystem: the acorn."--
Natural History Magazine

About the Author

Lola M. Schaefer is the author of many children's books and the winner of a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and the Children's Choice Book Award. She lives with her husband in the mountains of northern Georgia.

Adam Schaefer is a writer by night, city government worker by day. Adam grew up climbing trees and still does. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator and author. Her picture books have been shortlisted for many awards. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1452112428
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (Aug. 2 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 36 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781452112428
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1452112428
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 300 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.21 x 1.14 x 21.46 cm
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When I was a child I never imagined that one day I would be a published author. Reading was so important to me. I ran to the bookmobile every week and exchanged one tall pile of books for another. At school, I read every biography and novel in our small library. And at the holidays, a book was the most treasured gift. Fifty-eight years later, I still have my original copies of BLACK BEAUTY, HEIDI and KIDNAPPED.

Today I'm still an avid reader. It's impossible to keep up with all of the wonderful literature that debuts each year, but I try. While traveling in the car, I listen to audio books and marvel at how talented readers bring the words to life. At home, I read as many of the newest picture books and middle grade novels as I can manage. (Some for industry research, but most for pure fun!)

As you can see from my own published titles, I have a lot of diverse interests from geology to animals to humor to the teaching of writing and more. The best part about writing for children is meeting my audience. There's nothing more rewarding than learning that one of my books is important to a young reader.

So, what's coming out next? Sprinkles and Swirls: A Fun Day at Fun Park - my first graphic easy reader from Ready-to-Read at Simon and Schuster debuts in December, 2021. And soon after in 2022, Lift, Mix, Fling! Machines Can Do Anything at Greenwillow Books.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Slight wrinkle and tear at top of the book jacket cover
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The book came very well padded in a perfect Amazon box; however when I took it o it is the box I could see damage at the top of the book. It doesn’t look new anymore- it looks damaged and the little wrinkle has a tiny tear that I’m sure will spread as we read the book. The inside pages are in great condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely lovely, peaceful and engaging book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely lovely, peaceful and engaging book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 15, 2020
This is a book that we are really loving. It has simple words that tell a clever story.

Each item starts with ‘Because of a’ and so the book has a rhythm and sense of calm.

‘Because of an acorn, a tree.
Because of a tree, a bird’

Coming all the way back round to
‘Because of an acorn, a forest’.

This has prompted our first discussions of a life cycle; how nature relies on each part working for it to carry on and on, in a way that is accessible and appealing to children.

The illustrations are just lovely, clear, colourful and true to life.

I have been quite moved by this little book and hope others will adore it as much.
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