Leif the Leaf is to deforestation as Smoky the Bear is to forest fires. It's time to recover our forests. Nature chooses a leaf from an extremely old apple tree to contact humans regarding matters of deep concern. Two children take a journey of discovery as they figure out what a mysterious poem means. What is so important about compost, and why is the Earth losing topsoil? Why are forests changing to deserts? Why is our weather changing? The planet is getting warmer. How are the animals and plants affected? Has this ever happened before? The children are taken back to ancient times and learn about the champions that tamed the weather. Armed with new insights and knowledge, they face the daunting challenge of persuading other humans to see the importance of trees. Finally succeeding at convincing people, they begin the process of turning deforestation into reforestation.
CAROL HANSEN MOFFAT lives in New Jersey where she offers instruction and workshops in conflict resolution, reading, and math. Using skills and abilities gained from a B.S. in Education at Rowan University and an M.A. in Behavioral Science from Kean University of New Jersey, Carol shares her love of the earth by advocating for environmental organizations and causes. She finds joy in spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren, in whose best interest the heritage of nature's bounty must be preserved.