An Ancient Forest

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HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: An Ancient Forest
Author: Guy J. Spencer
Illustrator: Frank J. Staub
Publisher: Troll Communications LLC, 1988
ISBN-13: 978-0816711673 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0816711674 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0816711680 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0816711682 (Paperback)
Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Rating: **** 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Spencer, Guy J. An Ancient Forest (published in 1988 by Troll Associates, Mahwah, NJ). This “Let’s Take a Trip” book about the Redwood forests of the West Coast follows a group of visitors as they explore and enjoy Redwood National Park in California. It does begin, “Millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth,” but when I read it aloud I just omitted the words “Millions of.” Otherwise, it is very interesting. We have never seen the redwoods of California, but it is something that I have always wanted to do, so this book was a great introduction.

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