The Forest in the Trees

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The Forest in the Trees
It’s common knowledge that coast redwoods are tall, tall trees. In fact, they are the tallest trees in the world. What most people don’t know is that there is a whole other forest growing high in the canopy of a redwood forest. This adaptation of The House That Jack Built climbs into this secret, hidden habitat full of all kinds of plants and animals that call this forest home.

Written by Connie McLennan
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 3-8, Grades P-3, Lexile: 1070
Keywords:   plants, animals, forest, coast redwood, living, nonliving, adaptations, basic needs, plant life cycle
Vetters:   Thanks to Deborah Zierten, Education & Interpretation Manager for Save the Redwoods League for ensuring the accuracy of the information in this book.


Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning illustrator Connie McLennan spent years as an advertising illustrator before venturing into the world of children’s picture books. Before writing and illustrating The Forest in the Trees (Fall 2019), she also illustrated Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls; The Rainforest Grew All Around; River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers; Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean; and Octavia and her Purple Ink Cloud for Arbordale Publishing. A fine artist as well, Connie is married with one grown son and lives in northern California. Visit her website at


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