10 Plants Wins Green Book Festival Award

 

10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson
10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson

Gillian Richardson’s book 10 Plants that Shook the World has won first place in the 2014 Green Book Festival in the Children’s Literature category.

The Green Book Festival honours books that “contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment”. Congratulations, Gillian!

“10 Plants” wins de Bary Science award!

10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson
10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson

Congratulations to Gillian Richardson, whose book 10 Plants that Shook the World has won the de Bary Children’s Science Book Award for older readers.

The award is presented by The American Phytopathological Society, which is dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research.

The judges say,

This book discusses 10 economically or historically important plants in a chatty episodic format. It covers a lot of information in an edgy style (with edgy illustrations) that sarcastic children will enjoy, and mentions many important plant pathogens along the way.

 

10 Plants that Shook the World

10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson
10 Plants that Shook the World, by Gillian Richardson

Author: Gillian Richardson

Illustrator: Kim Rosen

Publisher: Annick Press

Release Date: February 26, 2013

Plants are all around us, but if you dig a little deeper, they have some amazing stories to tell! Would you believe some plants have even played a dramatic role in world history?

Gillian Richardson’s new book will open your eyes to the world-changing effects of “ordinary” plants like chocolate, tea, sugarcane, cotton, potatoes and corn, and unusual ones like rubber, cinchona, and papyrus. Learn how plants have inspired research and new products, opened up paths to profits for businesses and smugglers alike, saved lives, led to trouble for people who grow them, started a war, and made it possible for you to read this book.

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