Nature's Best Hope (Young Readers' Edition)

How You Can Save the World in Your Own Yard
by Douglas W. Tallamy, Sarah L. Thomson

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This middle grade edition of the groundbreaking bestseller by Doug Tallamy will inspire kids to use their backyard to help save the planet.

Douglas W. Tallamy awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 256

Publication Date 04/04/2023

ISBN 9781643261652

Dimensions 5.85 inches x 8.25 inches

“An appeal to kids to notice the plants and critters living in their backyards and local neighborhoods, to study the details of their lives, and witness the interdependence of living things… dedicated climate activists will appreciate the fresh ideas and arguments.”
— Booklist

This is a perfect book to give to middle schoolers in your life. It might just change their lives—and our lives too.”
— Garden Club of America, The Real Dirt

"Doug Tallamy is the godfather of the native-plant movement.”
— The Washington Post

"Authors like Tallamy are aying the groundwork for a better climate future by tapping into children’s inborn compassion, curiosity and sense of justice…These books explain how important it is for everyone to help, kids included, and they give the adults no place to hide. If a child can care so much, shouldn’t we care, too?”

— The New York Times

“With this book, kids will gain an understanding and appreciation of just how birds, insects, and plants live their lives. From there, they’ll likely be compelled to help these wild neighbors thrive…it promises a bright future.” 

— Horticulture

“A great introduction to conservation for middle grade readers, bringing the message home in a very real, direct way.”

— Book Riot

“Tallamy opens an honest conversation with children about the ecological dangers facing our planet and the direct, positive impact we can have in our own yards.”

— The American Gardener

“The gardener of tomorrow is 12 today. It’s in everyone’s best interest that these young people grow into responsible and inventive citizens who are prepared to nurture our beleaguered planet. HOPE is the operative word.”

— The Seattle Times