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Love Every Leaf: The Life of Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who has been a landscape architect for more than sixty years, considers her profession “the art of the possible.” The description also applies to the very way this remarkable 86-year-old has lived her life. Playing in her grandmother’s garden as a child, Cornelia absorbed the beauty and importance of the natural world and by the age of eleven had ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Tundra Books
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First up is Kathy Stinson’s inspiring story of a visionary landscape architect who is not well enough known here in the country she now calls home. Fleeing Hitler’s Germany in 1939, Cornelia Hahn ended up in New York. At the age of 11, Cornelia had decided to pursue landscape architecture and in America she began to follow her dream. Although it was a field not particular welcoming to women, Cornelia’s professor described her as “a person of imagination, efficient, and capable”. Her future husba ...more
Kathy Stinson, author of internationally acclaimed Canadian children's classic, Red is Best and the TD Award Winner, The Man with the Violin, also writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction for young people of all ages.