The Gift of the Tree

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HarperCollins, Mar 24, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Tresselt's classic story of The Dead Tree is given new life in this gloriously reillustrated volume. The role of an oak tree in the cycle of nature is revealed as an ancient tree, even as it dies and returns to the earth, provides nourishment for new life all around it. "Impressionistic illustrations beautifully reflect an evocative text." -- Kirkus Reviews.


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User Review  - jenvid - LibraryThing

This is a sweet story of an old tree that is decaying away through the seasons. It really does a great job in showing the circle of life, and in a way, how everything dies. I would use this when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandra Chauran - Goodreads

This book has beautiful art with equally lovely prose. The story about the dead tree returning to the earth teaches about ecology and would also be a great way to start talking to kids about death without it being creepy or painful. Read full review

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... by Theodore Taylor, 1969; Eli's Song, by Monte Killingsworth, 1991; The Gift of the Tree, by Alvin Tresselt, 1972; The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, ... 4h/ other_resources/ other_resources.html

Carolrhoda, 2001; Them, Harcourt, 1999; Thornhill, A Tree in the Forest, Owl Books; Tresselt, Alvin, The Dead Tree; Tresselt, Alvin, The Gift of the Tree, ... rl/ 583.htm

Tree books
The Gift of the Tree; Night Tree). A. new didacticism seems to be creeping. into picture books with a trend toward. moralizing. This seems inevitable, ... index/ X61R277427813864.pdf

The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt. In the Woods: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George. E. NGAGE - How can a tree be a home for wildlife? ... pdf/ foresteco.pdf

Book List 2
The Gift of the Tree, Alvin R. Tresselt, Lothrop, Lee, & Shephard Once There Was a Tree, Natalia Romanova, EP Dutton My Mother Talks to Trees, Doris Grove, ... next-month.html

Booklet TFK03
The Gift of the Tree. Alvin Tresselt. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Book. 1992. America’s Prairies. Frank Staub. Earthwatch. 1994. Websites ... forestry/ pdf/ Going%20Native%20on%20the%20Web.pdf

BCP DRAFT SCI 48 First Grade - Science - Lesson 32 - Animal ...
Read aloud to the children any of the books listed above; The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt is especially good because of the large, ... lessons/ 1/ 1MrSci.htm

Henri Sorensen: harpercollins Children's Books
His other books include The Gift of the Tree, also by Tresselt, and Mommy’s Lap by Ruth Horowitz. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark, with his wife and two ... HarperChildrens/ Kids/ AuthorsAndIllustrators/ ContributorDetail.aspx?CId=18628

Journey Woman: Most Poetic Passages Illuminated
~The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt **** On the trunk where the tree lay half buried in the damp and musty leaf loam, the mosses stitched a green carpet ... 2006/ 11/ most-poetic-passages-illuminated.html

Lawrence Public Library /Juvenile
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Henri Sorensen lives in Denmark.

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