Aani and the Tree Huggers

by Jeannine Atkins and Venantius J. Pinto

A fictionalized picture story, told from the point of view of young Aani, recounts... read more

A fictionalized picture story, told from the point of view of young Aani, recounts the origins of the Chipko Andolan (Hug the Tree) Movement in northern India in the 1970s. When men from the city came into rural areas to cut down the trees, women villagers successfully stopped them by embracing individual trees. Indian artist Venantius J. Pinto explains in a note at the end how and why his pictures for this book were influenced by five different styles of traditional miniature painting that were used in northern India in the 17th century. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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