The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Written by Sophia Gholz and Illustrated by Kayla Harren

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Age Range 5 - 8 years
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Sleeping Bear Press
Grade Level K - 3rd
Lexile 790