The Family Tree

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail

Henry Holt and Co.

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A man in the 1800s comes upon a beautiful forest and decides to build his home there. When he clears the land, he leaves one special tree to grace his front yard. Over the years, several generations of his family enjoy this tree, but it is endangered by a plan to build a highway. A young boy and his host of animal friends get together to make a stand, and give back to the tree which has given them so much.
 
With lavish illustrations and very few words, David McPhail delivers a timeless environmental message and a heartwarming story for ages 4 to 8.

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Praise for The Family Tree

"...stunning..."--School Library Journal

"...[a] gently observed tale..."— Booklist

 
"...[an] inspirational tale."—Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for Mole Music:
 
“McPhail’s . . . paintings work seamlessly in tandem with the words to deliver a truly resonant message: . . . music can change the world.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“The beloved Mole will easily win the affections of readers and inspire young hopes for a better world.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
 
Praise for The Teddy Bear:
 
“McPhail’s beautiful soft-toned watercolor pictures with detailed ink cross-hatching tell the elemental story of shelter and love through the child’s eyes.” —Booklist, starred review
 
“[McPhail] invests his pen-and-watercolor illustrations with affection and warmth, and his expert use of soft shading and cross-hatching creates a welcoming world readers will want to inhabit.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A sweet and gentle blend of favorite and important topics will make this a treasure of a book to be read, reread, and shared.” —School Library Journal

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David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail

David McPhail is the author of many books for children, including Mole Music, The Teddy Bear, and the popular Pig Pig stories. He lives with his family in Rye, New Hampshire.

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The Family Tree
David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Green Earth Book Award Winner

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805090574
ISBN10: 0805090576
Picture Book
7.25 x 11 inches, 40 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2012
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466808850
ISBN10: 1466808853
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99
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