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publisher: Tudor House

TreeSong

by H.E. Stewart

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9780969385264
publisher: Tudor House
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This story tells of silent, unchanging forests and of the life history of one Sitka spruce tree, home to numerous insects and birds. It speaks of First Nations People who honored the land and could hear the singing of the trees. It follows the arrival of the European settlers in North America who broke the ancient pattern of forest life by felling great swaths of trees. Our Sitka spruce, however, continues to grow. But after hundreds of years, it too falls because of violent storms and changing climate. Miraculously, the song of this tree is not lost. An instrument maker uses a piece of its wood in crafting a fine cello. The song of this beautiful instrument in turn becomes a gift to the forest.
"This story tells of silent, unchanging forests and of the life history of one Sitka spruce tree, home to numerous insects and birds. It speaks of First Nations People who honored the land and could hear the singing of the trees. It follows the arrival of the European settlers in North America who broke the ancient pattern of forest life by felling great swaths of trees. Our Sitka spruce, however, continues to grow. But after hundreds of years, it too falls because of violent storms and changing climate. Miraculously, the song of this tree is not lost. An instrument maker uses a piece of its wood in crafting a fine cello. The song of this beautiful instrument in turn becomes a gift to the forest."

About the Author
H.E. Stewart is an artist and the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for both children and adults. She is a passionate gardener with a lifelong interest in nature. H.E. lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.hestewart.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Awards
  • Winner, Nautilus Silver Award
Editorial Reviews

"TreeSong reads like a goodbye to an old friend; but a goodbye with hope…Children in grades one to four can learn about the importance of trees and how all life depends on their healthy development…[A] beautiful book."

— Resource Links

"Muted pictures in delicate hazed pastel tones capture the subtle changes and life of the forest. Each page is meticulously worked with a combination of watercolor pencil, oil pastel, collage and added textural techniques… In school and class libraries, it would be excellent as part of art and environmental programs…A beautifully esoteric picture book."

— CM Magazine

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