Tree Huggers

Author: Ellis, Leanne Statland

Subjects: Friendship; Environmental Protection; Trees; Growing Up

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7

ISBN: 978-0-88092-521-1

Order code: 5211

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5211S

Tree Huggers Cover

The trees in Alex’s neighborhood are being cut down by the town government, and she and her friend Josh don’t like it. They decide to join BUST, Belwood United to Save the Trees, a group of people who are trying to save the final few trees that are still standing. But what’s a girl to do when no one is listening or seems to care? Soon Alex learns that her favorite tree in the whole world, Luna, is about to be hacked to the ground. In her fight to save it, she begins to like Josh as more than a friend, but she has some stiff competition from the pretty, shiny-haired Hailey, another girl who has joined the group to get closer to Josh. Josh is ready to chain himself to the trees in protest, but how far is Alex willing to go to save her beloved Luna?

Leanne Statland Ellis wrote Tree Huggers because she has encountered countless students who care deeply about the environment and want to take action to help in any way they can. When she was a teacher in Los Angeles, Leanne and her students studied the environment and became citizen foresters, often volunteering their time to plant trees with a local nonprofit organization. Many of the events in this book are true.

Leanne has seen firsthand the force of children’s passions and actions, and she wrote this book to remind children everywhere that they are powerful people who should never be told that they can’t make a difference because they are “just kids.”

Leanne is now a teacher of the gifted in Lincolnwood, Illinois, where she grew up. She is a talented musician and has a master's degree in education. Among her most exciting teaching assignments were the summer science programs in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, and Midway Island. She has also been a recipient of Earthwatch grants to study in India and Kenya. Her most recent passion, with her current students, is to alert the world to the terrible effect of plastics in the oceans. 

The Lincolnwood Review published an article about Leanne and Tree Huggers. In it, some of Leanne's eleven-year-old students were quoted, including one who said: "I related to the characters because we all know how it feels to really want something."

The trees in Alex’s neighborhood are being cut down by the town government, and she and her friend Josh don’t like it. They decide to join BUST, Belwood United to Save the Trees, a group of people who are trying to save the final few trees that are still standing. But what’s a girl to do when no one is listening or seems to care? Soon Alex learns that her favorite tree in the whole world, Luna, is about to be hacked to the ground. In her fight to save it, she begins to like Josh as more than a friend, but she has some stiff competition from the pretty, shiny-haired Hailey, another girl who has joined the group to get closer to Josh. Josh is ready to chain himself to the trees in protest, but how far is Alex willing to go to save her beloved Luna?

Leanne Statland Ellis wrote Tree Huggers because she has encountered countless students who care deeply about the environment and want to take action to help in any way they can. When she was a teacher in Los Angeles, Leanne and her students studied the environment and became citizen foresters, often volunteering their time to plant trees with a local nonprofit organization. Many of the events in this book are true.

Leanne has seen firsthand the force of children’s passions and actions, and she wrote this book to remind children everywhere that they are powerful people who should never be told that they can’t make a difference because they are “just kids.”

Leanne is now a teacher of the gifted in Lincolnwood, Illinois, where she grew up. She is a talented musician and has a master's degree in education. Among her most exciting teaching assignments were the summer science programs in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, and Midway Island. She has also been a recipient of Earthwatch grants to study in India and Kenya. Her most recent passion, with her current students, is to alert the world to the terrible effect of plastics in the oceans. 

The Lincolnwood Review published an article about Leanne and Tree Huggers. In it, some of Leanne's eleven-year-old students were quoted, including one who said: "I related to the characters because we all know how it feels to really want something."

Tree Huggers Cover

Share this book

Read the first five pages:

You are viewing Home-based Switch to school-based