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The poem forest : poet W. S. Merwin and the palm tree forest he grew from scratch / Carrie Fountain ; illustrated by Chris Turnham.

Fountain, Carrie, (author.). Turnham, Chris, 1966- (illustrator.).


All his life, William Stanley searched for a wild place of his own. Growing up in the straightened-out city blocks of his childhood and finding some respite in summer trips to a cabin in the woods, William Stanley yearned for space, fragrant soil, tall trees, and the silence that surrounds them. In Hawaii, he learned of acres of land depleted from toxic agricultural practices, and he became determined to restore that land and create one of the most comprehensive palm gardens in the world.

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  • ISBN: 9781536211269
  • ISBN: 1536211265
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.

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General Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-2019 > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Tree planting > Juvenile literature.
Maui (Hawaii) > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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Macon County Public Library JB MERWIN (Text) 39493109294084 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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