Who’s in Maxine’s Tree focuses on Maxine’s favorite tree near her home in the Pacific Northwest. It is special because it "talks" to her. On a hike through the woods, she worries that the loggers may have chopped it down. Along the way, she meets Stephanie, a tree climber who explains that what makes the tree seem like it is talking is an endangered species of bird that nests there. Maxine learns that because of the marbled murrelet, loggers will not be allowed to destroy the tree.
Maxine's Tree teaches students that one person, no matter how small, can indeed make a difference.
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