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Listen to the Language of the Trees: A story of how forests communicate underground (Hardcover)

Listen to the Language of the Trees: A story of how forests communicate underground By Tera Kelley, Marie Hermansson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tera Kelley, Marie Hermansson (Illustrator)
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This captivating book explores the real connection and communication that runs underground between trees in the forest. The well-researched details about trees' own social network will help readers see that the natural world's survival depends on staying connected and helping others—just like us!

Parents, teachers, and gift givers will find:

  • a beautiful story about our forests with scientifically accurate information
  • educational backmatter about this underground web of communication
  • a nature book that supports social emotional learning

The fascinating mycorrhizal fungi network runs underground through the roots of trees in the forest allowing for connection and communication. Readers will discover that trees have their own social network to help each other survive and thrive.

About the Author

Tera Kelley was a children's bookseller for six years, and her first book, Ocean Baby, was selected for the ocean curriculum of Santa Cruz's Migrant Head Start Program. She is currently a freelance writer and editor in Northern California, where she works at a local library. Find out more about her work at

Marie Hermansson is an illustrator who strives to create illustrations that cultivate imagination and spark natural curiosity. When she’s not working, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and going to museums. She lives with her family in North Carolina.

Praise For…

"Beautifully detailed illustrations... complement the text perfectly" — Youth Services Book Review (STARRED review)

"A gold mine of information... detailed illustrations... [an] informative and engaging book." — Booklist (STARRED review)

"Smart, concise explanations of a tricky topic leave readers only wanting to learn more" — Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728232164
ISBN-10: 1728232163
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English