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Because of an Acorn
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Lola M. Schaefer is the author of many children's books and the winner of a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and the Children's Choice Book Award. When Lola is not writing at home, she visits classrooms and writes side-by-side with children as an author- in-residence. She lives in Georgia.

Adam Schaefer is also an author of dozens of books for children, although this is the first time he has collaborated with his amazing mother on a project.

Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator and author whose picture books have been shortlisted for such awards as the Waterstone's Children's prize and The Cambridgeshire Read It Again Prize. She was also long-listed for the Kate Greenaway award in 2014. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship, after which Frann spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak, at his home in Connecticut. She lives in London.

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"A simple but attractive introduction to nature's life cycles."-School Library Journal
"This lyrical paean to nature celebrates connectedness and the cycles of growth."--
Washington Parent
"This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the unsung hero at the heart of a white oak forest ecosystem: the acorn."--Natural History Magazine
"Through a combination of vivid illustrations and simple text, this book offers small children a glimpse into the complex connections that underlie the forest's vibrant web of life."--Science Magazine

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