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The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle

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A look into a unique ecosystem, one that is endangered in many places

A seed is jostled from a branch of a mangrove tree and floats to a lagoon in the Caribbean Sea. It takes root, sprouts leaves, and slowly begins to grow. Over many years, the mangrove will provide a home and nourishment for numerous creatures of land and sea. Among its roots come to live fiddler crabs and
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 6th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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This book is beautiful in its story and illustrations. The cover pages are have a beautiful map of the world locating the areas where mangroves grow. It also illustrates the animals that survive because of the mangroves. This book is a beautiful learning tool.
Patricia Martin
With beautiful pictures by the author, Lynne Cherry, the life of a mangrove island and all its varied inhabitants are spread before the reader. Everything from manatees to pelicans to tree crabs live in on and under the island the spreading roots make. It is like a coral reef in that it supports so much life, but even better because so many birds nest or live there. Many river fish spend a large part of their lives in the ocean so cutting down the groves endangers a food source. They also catch ...more
Kristen-Marie Freeman
Una historia encantadora que luce un vocabulario rico y expansivo.
Marie Buschke
I really liked it.
Kate Hastings
--grades k-5
--Readers follow the life-cycle of a mangrove tree
--the only tree that tolerates salt water
--many animals depend on its roots, leaves and branches for food, protection and breeding.
--endangered b/c of commercial fishing
--protect coasts from hurricanes hold the ocean floor, also protect animals.
--discuss ecosystems, lifecycles, endangered plants/animals.
A mangrove propagule drifts to a far away lagoon where 100 years later it becomes it's own tangle. Various species of birds, fish and flora live in the mangrove tangle. When a sea storm comes, many animals find shelter there.

Has a science/ecology connection.

Themes: interdependence, leaving a legacy
I enjoyed learning about mangroves, and the circle of interdependence that includes the mangroves, the birds that land on them, and the ocean life below the water's surface that lives among the mangrove roots. Colorful pictures add a lot to this book's message.
Christine Turner
A seed from a mangrove tree floats on the sea until it comes to rest on the shore of a faraway lagoon where, over time, it becomes a mangrove island that shelters many birds and animals, even during a hurricane.
Katie Sicking
It's a fictional story about the life cycle of a mangrove tree. It has excellent illustrations, and it's very educational.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I learned a lot about a mangrove forest from this book.
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