The Family Tree (Hardcover)

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By David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator)
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A boy needs help to save a tree that for generations has provided shade for the house and a swing for children. Watercolor and ink illustrations (3-6).

 

— From Family - Sibling - New Baby

A boy needs help to save a tree that for generations has provided shade for the house and a swing for children. Watercolor and ink illustrations (3-6).

 

— From Nature - Science - Weather

Description


A man in the 1800s comes upon a beautiful forest and decides to build his home there. When he clears the land, he leaves one special tree to grace his front yard. Over the years, several generations of his family enjoy this tree, but it is endangered by a plan to build a highway. A young boy and his host of animal friends get together to make a stand, and give back to the tree which has given them so much.

With lavish illustrations and very few words, David McPhail delivers a timeless environmental message and a heartwarming story for ages 4 to 8.

About the Author


David McPhail published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No! and The Abandoned Lighthouse, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.

David McPhail published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No! and The Abandoned Lighthouse, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.

Praise For…


“...stunning...” —School Library Journal

“...[a] gently observed tale...” —Booklist

“...[an] inspirational tale.” —Publishers Weekly

“McPhail's . . . paintings work seamlessly in tandem with the words to deliver a truly resonant message: . . . music can change the world.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Mole Music

“The beloved Mole will easily win the affections of readers and inspire young hopes for a better world.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer review on Mole Music

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805090574
ISBN-10: 0805090576
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English