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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About the author (1992)

Henri Sorensen lives in Denmark.

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