The Tree

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Illumination Arts Publishing, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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There is a river flowing near me, and I?ve watched that river change and grow. For eight hundred years I have lived here, through the wind, the fire, and the snow. This powerful song of an ancient Douglas fir celebrates the age-old cycle of life in the Pacific Rain Forest, revealing the interconnectedness of all things. From the gentle whisper of owls' wings to the haunting echo of a lone wolf 's cry, each scene resonates with the beauty and sacredness of nature. But when bulldozers invade the forest, the tree senses its impending destruction and asks, Who will house the owl? And who will hold that river's shore? And who will take refuge in my shadow, if my shadow falls no more? A stunningly illustrated book, The Tree sounds an urgent call to preserve our fragile environment, reminding each of us that hope for a brighter future lies in our own hands. ?I love this book ? Pete Seeger, musician and songwriter

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a simple lyric paired to accomplished, atmospheric paintings, an 800-year-old Douglas fir introduces its timeless world, then hears its own demise in the sound of approaching bulldozers. This is ... Read full review

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User Review  - aecrozier - LibraryThing

This book is about a tree and its long life. It has seen and heard all of the things of the forest around it. One day, it hears a bulldozer and wonders if its life will be over. Luckily, a group of ... Read full review

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