Mary Ann Hoberman

The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science and Imagination

The Tree That Time Built:
A Celebration of Nature, Science and Imagination

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky • 2009 • 224 pages • ISBN: 978-1-4022-2517-8
Co-edited with Linda Winston

The Tree that Time Built

illustrated by Barbara Fortin

Published in the double-anniversary year of Darwin’s birth in 1809 and the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859, this book will appeal to readers of all ages.

Packed with poems and comments that reveal the many parallels between poetry and science, this rich anthology will become an important resource for teachers and students as well as a treasured collection for all lovers of poetry. The title refers to Charles Darwin’s famous Tree of Life, his first sketch of an evolutionary tree describing the relationships among groups of organisms.


School Library Journal
“When I read a poetry book that dazzles me, I have to share it with you right away. The Tree That Time Built is an excellent example of poetry meeting science and logic meeting language. This 200-page book may become your reading and language arts teachers’ favorite tool for teaching figurative language, poetry, scientific observation, and thinking skills.”
Susan Stamberg, NPR
“Collaborators Hoberman and Winston show how the wondering of science is similar to the wonderment of poetry… This beautifully rendered book includes a CD with 44 poems, some read by the poets themselves… ‘children of all ages’ will delight in listening to the poems being recited.”