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ISBN:9781554980802

Up in the Tree

by Margaret Atwood

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imagination & play, siblings
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Sep 2010
ISBN:9781554980802
Description

Includes audio CD read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects

This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood -- playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole.

When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she handlettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures. The delightful result reminds us that technology hasn't necessarily made things better.

This facsimile edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original and includes an audio CD read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects.

About the Author
Margaret Atwood is known internationally for her award-winning novels, poetry, and short stories. She was born in Ottawa in 1939, and spent much of her childhood in northern Ontario and Quebec. She has lived, studied, and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, Alliston, and Boston, as well as England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, and Germany.
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Contributor Notes

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty-five books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her most recent books include Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Angel Catbird — featuring a cat-bird superhero — a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award, has won the Man Booker Award, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Recently, her novel The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted for television to international acclaim, and Alias Grace was made into a CBC mini-series by director and actor Sarah Polley. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 6
Grade:
p to 1
Reading age:
3 to 6
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Winner, Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award
Editorial Reviews

Spare and simple, this 30-year-old title offers a refreshing return to basics.

— Booklist

The lyrical, rhyming text will delight even the youngest children, and early readers will be able to read the book independently. Highly recommended.

— Resource Links

...a whimsical story of two big-eyed kids who, indeed, live in a tree....for those who think Atwood can't do cute, think again.

— Calgary Herald

This could be a collectible - not just because it's Atwood. Because it still rocks....a gem of a book.

— New Brunswick Telegraph

A delightful addition for any school, library or personal collection! Highly recommended.

— Resource Links

...little people will...become enchanted by the sounds and cadence of the words in Up in The Tree.

— Globe and Mail

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