A wonderful new children’s book is out about Canopy Meg! “The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest,” beautifully illustrated by Jana Christy and charmingly written by author Heather Lang, officially debuts on February 9, 2021. Meg will join the author and illustrator on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. (EST) for a fantastic (and free!) virtual launch party — don’t miss the chance to learn more about this delightful book and hear from Meg herself … and be sure to bring a child! (Register here.)
The amazing Jane Goodall and Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, contributed comments for the back cover of “The Leaf Detective”:
“Meg Lowman or ‘Canopy Meg’ is a true hero, a courageous explorer, who made amazing discoveries high in the forest canopy.
The Leaf Detective captures the magic of that little-know world with its clear, informative text and fabulous illustrations. Young readers everywhere will be fascinated and inspired to learn more about nature.” —— Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
“Margaret Lowman is a pioneer scientist in a discipline that demands exceptional imagination, courage, and physical rigor. But of equal importance, she has created an extraordinarily important branch of environmental and conservation research.”—— Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
“The Leaf Detective” is available right now for pre-order on Amazon and the author is very generously donating book royalties to the TREE Foundation, to help us in our mission. Every book sold not only sends this lovely book out into the world to educate, delight and inspire children, but also helps TREE Foundation carry out its global mission to save trees and forests!
Written for children between the age of 7 and 10 (suggested grade level between second and fifth grades), “The Leaf Detective” is a “biography and science book about the rainforest all wrapped up in one,’ says the author.
Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies– and to be the first scientist to do so. But she encountered challenge after challenge. Male teachers would not let her into their classrooms, the high canopy was difficult to get to, and worst of all, people were logging and clearing the forests. Meg never gave up or gave in. She studied, invented, and persevered, not only creating a future for herself as a scientist, but making sure that the rainforests had a future as well. — Amazon book page
Please support the author, the very talented illustrator, and Meg’s work in the world by buying and sharing a copy (or two) of “The Leaf Detective” with a child!