• Whistling Thorn 1993

    Helen Cowcher’s stunningly illustrated book tells a fascinating environmental tale. The acacia bushes of the African savannah adapted over time and developed their own protection against browsing animals – The Whistling Thorn.

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

    • Andre Deutsch-Scholastic UK 1993 
    • ISBN-Hardback: 0 590 54081 5 .Paperback: 0 590 55422 0 (UK)
    • Scholastic Inc USA1993 ISBN- 0 590 47299 2 (US)
    Again an outstandingly beautiful offering from Cowcher (TIGRESS, 1991), this time in a simple, fascinating explanation of the acacia’s symbiotic adaptation- which allows it to survive despite the giraffe’s fondness for its leaves- that is almost a pourquoi tale...

    Kirkus Reviews

    This intriguing piece of natural history explains simply and clearly the intricate, delicate balance between living things.

    Childrens Book of the Years

    Ants make entrance holes in the bulblike base of the thorns, and when the savanna wind blow,”it pipes through the holes like the music of a thousand flutes”. Cowcher’s watercolors are done with a warm palette and eye for close-up details that will fascinate children.

    Booklist, Books for the Young

    The vastness of the plain stretches across double-page spreads in hot reds and dry oranges giving a feeling of timeless open spaces. The brief text is to the point and accurate, and while the book works as a story its main appeal lies in its dramatic expertly executed illustrations...

    School library Journal

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

  • Whistling Thorn 1993

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