What Did the Tree See?

Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Sam Usher
AUD $14.99
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Told in rhyming verse, this non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years.

'This beautifully drawn book is a delightful launchpad for home learning' - Sunday Times

Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years. From the time when hunters chased deer through the woodland, to when trees were cleared for farmland, to the smog and factories emerging during the industrial revolution. One majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too.

Accompanying pages at the end of the book include a timeline of events in world history across the periods featured in the poem, the life cycle of an oak tree, and prompts to help parents and children explore their own local history.

10p from every book sold goes to support the work of the National Forest.

Author bio:

Charlotte Guillain writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including theGeorge's Amazing Adventures series, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Lee Wildish and featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her non-fiction picture bookThe Street Beneath My Feet was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and selected by theGuardian as one of 15 'modern classics'.Sam Usher has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award and longlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. He is particularly admired for his technical drawing skill and prowess with watercolour.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781913519292
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck Editions
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Subject: Poetry (Children's / Teenage)