Book Sharing Monday :: One Riddle, One Answer ~ The Tree Lady

I am sorry this post is a little late, but we have been battling sicknesses in our house since Friday night. It hasn't been fun, but I still wanted to share books with you. We both chose books we read last week, when we felt better! 

Celeste chose One Riddle, One Answer written by Lauren Thompson. The story is about a princess who uses a riddle to find a suitable husband. The riddle only has one answer. 

The riddle is : 

"Placed above, it makes greater things small. 
Placed beside, it makes small things greater. 
In matters that count, it always comes first. 
Where others increase, it keeps all things the same. 
What is it?"

We have enjoyed this story for many years, my teens loved it too when they were younger. The author includes an explanation on how the riddle was resolved at the back of the book. 

The book I chose is "The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever" written by H. Joseph Hopkins. Celeste and I both really enjoyed this true story and its illustrations. 

The story is about Kate Sessions and how she improved City Park, now called Balboa Park, in San Diego. The author's note tells us that she wasn't just interested in that park, but wanted everyone to be comfortable with gardening. 

One of my favourite quotes from the book is from the beginning of the story: 

"Katherine Olivia Sessions grew up in the woods of Northern California. She gathered leaves from oaks and elms. She collected needles from pines and redwoods. And she braided them together with flowers to make necklaces and bracelets.
It was the 1860s, and girls from Kate's side of town weren't supposed to get their hands dirty. 
But Kate did."

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