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The Tree Lady

The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

The Tree Lady( )
Author: Hopkins, H. Joseph
Illustrator: McElmurry, Jill
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Beach Lane Books
Imprint:Beach Lane Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens. Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she'd live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11 x 9 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.996 Pounds
Author Biography
Hopkins, H. Joseph (Author)
Jill McElmurry was born in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 1954. She studied art at the State University of New York at Purchase and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She worked for 20 years illustrating magazines, book covers, posters, and design projects for clients in the United States and Germany.

She went on to become a children's author and illustrator. Her first book, Mad About Plaid, was published in 2000. She illustrated more than 20 picture books including four of which she also wrote. She illustrated The Tree Lady written by Joseph Hopkins and the Little Blue Truck series written by Alice Schertle. She later became painter. She sold more than 60 paintings of New Mexican and Northern Minnesotan landscapes. She died from breast cancer on August 3, 2017 at the age of 62.


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