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The Tree Lady

The True Story Of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed A City Forever

By H. Joseph Hopkins

Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Where there were almost no trees.

Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. So this trailblazing young woman singlehandedly started a massive movement that transformed the town into the green, garden-filled oasis it is today. Now, more than 100 years after Kate first arrived in San Diego, her gorgeous gardens and parks can be found all over the city.

Part fascinating biography, part inspirational story, this moving picture book about following your dreams, using your talents, and staying strong in the face of adversity is sure to resonate with readers young and old.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography
1 available at Northeast
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography
1 available at Sandhills
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography
1 available at Southeast
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CB Sessions, Children's Biography

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781442414020


Format: Book
Author: Hopkins, H. Joseph
Summary: Learn about Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.
Title: The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever / H. Joseph Hopkins ; illustrated by Jill McElmurry.
Publisher Date: New York : Beach Lane Books, [2013]
Subject: Sessions, Kate Olivia, 1857-1940 -- Juvenile literature. Horticulturists -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9781442414020 (hardcover) 1442414022 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: CB Sessions
Oclc: 823860647
Upc:
Bib Id: 447773

Format: Book
Author: Hopkins, H. Joseph.
Summary: Learn about Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.
Title: The tree lady : the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever / H. Joseph Hopkins ; illustrated by Jill McElmurry.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Beach Lane Books, [2013]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Subjects: Sessions, Kate Olivia, 1857-1940 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Horticulturists -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: McElmurry, Jill illustrator.
LCCN: 2012032903
ISBN: 9781442414020 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1442414022 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: CB Sessions