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The Money Tree

The Money Tree

Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small

Square Fish


Trade Paperback

In The Money Tree, Caldecott Honor-winning writer/artist team Sarah Stewart and David Small reveal the true root of happiness for an independent woman content with the little things in life in this beautifully illustrated children's picture book.

Miss McGillicuddy's simple country routine involves taking care of her pets and garden, and enjoying such pleasures as reading and quilting.

Then one day, she discovers a very unusual tree growing in her yard--one with leaves that appear to be bills of money. As she shares the fruits of this bounty with her neighbors, their increasing greed leads to a year where folks just can't get enough cash, disrupting her quiet life.

Praise for The Money Tree

“Charming and detailed illustrations portray a strong, independent woman whose life is graceful and meaningful.” —The Horn Book

“A picture book for all seasons.” —Starred, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


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Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small

Husband and wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor book available from Square Fish. Small has also illustrated other books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?, by Judith St. George. Stewart and Small live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.

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