The Tree in Me
The Tree in Me

The Tree in Me

Written and illustrated by Corinna Luyken
4 - 8
Reading age
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Mar 16, 2021
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A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes Through poetic text and exquisite illustrations of children reveling in nature, this picture book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature. The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep . . . to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky. As Corinna Luyken did in her award-winning My Heart, she again provides an invigorating conversation-starter that contains a world of truths–about self-esteem, community, and living a meaningful life. Awards and Accolades for My HeartNew York Times Best SellerPNBA Book Award WinnerIndie Next List Pick (Top 10)Nerdies Best Picture Books of the YearBook Page Best of the YearBrain Pickings Best Books of the Year This must-buy for librarians and teachers has myriad educational uses; it begs to be read aloud, and it is a masterful blending of text and illustration. –School Library Journal, starred review Soothing, simple phrasing and masterful printmaking harness metaphors to make a heart’s complexity accessible to children . . . Sensitive, stunning words and pictures speak directly to young hearts. –Kirkus, starred review Awards and Accolades for Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a HorseIndie Next List PickBook Page Best of the Year Awards and Accolades for The Book of MistakesNew York Public Library Best Books of the YearNPR Best of the YearPNBA Book Award WinnerNerdies Best Picture Books of the YearBoston Globe Best of the Year This will lead kids to see their own so-called mistakes in a new, more positive light. –Booklist, starred review The idea of setbacks being opportunities in disguise is no stranger to picture book pages, but rarely has it been illuminated with such style, imagination, and compassion. –Publishers Weekly, starred review

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    March 16, 2021
    Dial Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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