EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
I AM THE WORLD'S OLDEST-KNOWN LIVING TREE
G. Thibault, Ph.D.
Middle Readers through Adults
8.5" x 11"
ISBN # 978-1-892225-15-3
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Educators, Students and Others Say . . .
“Extremely well thought out and tremendously entertaining.
series of remarkable pictures, Dr. Thibault tells a story that
is not only
fascinating, but educational as well. I am convinced the book
will be well received—not
only by children of all ages, but also by adults.”
Secrets of El Tovar Canyon
Thibault’s book is full of interesting facts. I never realized
trees could live for thousands of years. I also enjoyed the
photographs. A few looked spooky.”
Meisse, Seventh Grade Student
“I liked the branch with the happy face and the twisted branches
. . . I like that the tree is talking to you . . .
and how they are reborn . . . and how one tree was born 1500
years before the giant tree . . . ”
Kevin, Maribell, Paola, Fifth Graders,
Diamond Elementary School, Santa Ana, CA
“This book is a masterpiece! The text is “kid friendly” with its
comparisons to things children are familiar
with. The photography is stunning and reveals the beauty and
mystery of these noble trees. The time line is a powerful visual
that shows historical world events as the tree matures to its
age. A must-have for every family who loves to read and learn
T., Fourth Grade Teacher, Tijeras Creek School
“Truly enjoyed its content and pictures. Readability was most
elementary students. The book definitely addressed the fourth
Ince, Diamond Elementary School, Santa Ana, CA
I AM THE WORLD'S OLDEST-KNOWN LIVING TREE
This is a friendly and informative guide to the unbelievable
beauty and scientific value of the Bristlecone Pines of the
White Mountains in central California.
From middle readers
to adults, readers will discover fascinating facts, stunning
photographs, a few of Mother Nature's secrets, and humor in
this story, which is narrated by "Methuselah"--The World's
Oldest Known Living Tree.
• MAPS of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and the
surrounding area including Yosemite National Park, Bodie
State Historic Park, Mammoth Lakes, Mount Whitney, Sequoia
National Park, Manzanar National Historic Site, Death Valley
National Park, and Eureka Dunes.
• INCREDIBLE FACTS about trees that live for THOUSANDS of
years and continue to grow and thrive at high altitudes and
in bitter cold and windy weather.
• A TIME LINE showing history of the world during the
lifetime of the Methuselah Tree.
• ACTUAL TREE RING photos comparing Bristlecone Pine tree
rings to Ponderosa Pine rings.
Take a Sneak Peak at the breathtaking photography!
Gil Thibault (t-bo) has a B.S. and M.A. from
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, and a
Ph.D. in Sociology and Anthropology from Wayne State
University in Detroit, Michigan.
He has taught at Detroit Institute of Technology;
Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point; Wayne State
University, Detroit; Chapman
University, Orange, CA; Coast Community College and Irvine
Valley College in Irvine, CA.
California became Gil’s adopted state in 1972 when he moved
from Michigan. For the
past 36 years Gil and his family have resided in Laguna
Beach, CA while Gil was employed
as a Broker Associate with Prudential California Realty and
Coldwell Banker Real Estate in that city.
Thibault is an avid hiker, backpacker, photographer, and
world traveler. One summer
backpacked the entire 200+ mile John Muir Trail from nearby
Mt. Whitney to Yosemite National
Park. Since arriving in California in 1972, he has been a
member of the Sierra Club and has participated in many of
the Club’s activities.
photographer, the author has used his photographs to
travel articles he has written. While traveling north on
California Highway 395 in the summer
of 1996 with his young daughter and niece, he discovered the
Bristlecone Pine National Forest
from just a small road sign in Big Pine, CA. He was amazed
by the special beauty,
architecture, and longevity of the trees. His desire to
write a book about the
Bristlecone Pines stayed subdued, but never went
extinct. Finally, in 2010, after years of dreams and
recurrent thoughts he decided to write this book, a two-year
labor of love.
The author welcomes comments and suggestions about the book
Can you see my SMILE?