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Three Tall Trees

illustrated by Dale McNevin

by (author) David Weale

Acorn Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2004
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2004
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Narrated by Enigma the Crow, this charming picture book for children aged four to seven, is a delightful rhyming fable that tells the story of three tall trees. Living in close proximity in the woods, the ancient trees "bump and collide constantly." Jacob claims that his roots are the deepest. Paul brags that his branches are wider, while Elijah Ali insists that his sap is the purest of all. There is "war in the forest" until Enigma observes a basic truth: the trees aren't three trees at all. They're part of the very same tree. With its gentle humour and heartfelt message about the connectedness of all living things, Three Tall Trees is certain to captivate young readers.

About the authors

Illustrator Dale McNevin is a native of Prince Edward Island. She started drawing seriously in 1990, and has since illustrated numerous books (including The Prince Edward Island Songbook series and the Zonta Club’s Making History: PEI Women of the 20th Century). She has had several showings of her work around the Island. Particularly memorable was a cheeky T-shirt design featuring a red-headed, braided lass flinging a bikini top into the Island breeze.

 Dale’s illustrations are found in many Acorn Press titles including

A Long Way from the Road, An Island Christmas Reader, And My Name Is . . . Stories From the Quilt, the Bubba Begonia series, Everything That Shines, Tales from Willowshade Farm, The True Meaning of Crumbfest, Three Tall Trees and Crosby and Me. She has written and illustrated Treasures to Find, which was sponsored by the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance. Visit her website at  

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David Weale is a folk historian and a popular storyteller and stage performer. He has written thirteen books, four of which are for children. David co-created and wrote The True Meaning of Crumbfest, an animated Christmas special for children, seen in more than twenty-five countries around the world, as well as Eckhart, an animated TV series for children. He is the father of five children and presently lives with his dog, Breaker, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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