The Money Tree
Author: Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small
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.
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“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