Ones by Barbara Bash summary,
ideas, a peek inside, etc
Ancient Ones is a
highly illustrated look
at the world of the old-growth Douglas Fir forest habitat of the
Pacific Northwest. Bash portrays a vibrant forest full of life--interconnected, living in niches within the forest, and part of the
overall cycle of decay and rejuvenation. Double-page
spreads feature animals in various niches of the forest, from the forest floor to high
in the canopy, from inside a fallen log to deep beneath the tree bark.
This book is quite thorough and
definitely gives the reader the feeling that this forest ecosystem is
teeming with life. Some animals or plants will most certainly
unfamiliar to children (ie: golden buprestids or hemlock saplings) but
the majority are familiar enough so as to not confuse a young reader.
her typical style, Bash's pages are beautifully lit and packed with
information about the plants and animals of this environment, with each
illustration contributing as much information as the blocks of
accompanying text. She quite effectively employs a variety of
perspective to whisk
the reader to different segments of the tree and keep the compositions
dynamic and interesting.
Ones The World of the Old-Growth Douglas Fir by Barbara Bash
Reading Level: age 9-12 D.R.A. Level: not available Lexile Measure: not available
Main Topic forest
Rating: (1 reviews)
agree with School
who called Ancient Ones
a "wondrous walk
through an old- growth forest" and said that reading this book is "the
thing to being there."
Below are the first two spreads from inside
this book. Our
small versions here don't
do these beautiful watercolor illustrations justice. They are highly
detailed and in the large size of the book, quite powerful and fitting
for a book about very large trees.