Leo's Tree

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Annick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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The tale of a boy and tree who grow up together.

When Leo is born, his father plants a tree -- a scratchy, branchy linden tree. Soon Leo is growing hair and the tree is sprouting buds, the first of many delightful changes that boy and tree experience during their early years together. As the seasons change, Leo and his tree continue to grow strong and true.

Then one day Leo and his parents welcome baby Laleh to the family. And what better way to celebrate this special event than with the planting of a tender new sapling -- right next to Leo's now tall and sturdy tree.

Pearson has created a gentle and heartwarming tale of a boy, his tree and the growth they share. Softly illustrated by Nora Hilb, this is a story for growing young children and their parents to share and cherish for years to come.

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LEO'S TREE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a sort of prequel to The Giving Tree, Leo's father plants a "scratchy, branchy" linden in the yard to mark Leo's birth. Boy and tree grow through several sets of seasons, until a second tree joins ... Read full review

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Sweet story. Good quality paperback. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Debora Pearson is the author of more than a dozen children's books, including all the titles in the Mighty Wheels series. She is also co-author of all three books in Annick Press' Travel Adventure series, which earned places on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor list and in the prestigious international White Raven Collection.

Nora Hilb is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children's books in her native Argentina and around the world. She previously worked with Debora Pearson on Animachines.

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