Little Tree

Awards:   Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2016
Author:   Loren Long ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN:  

9780399163975


Pages:   40
Publication Date:   04 November 2015
Format:   Hardback
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Little Tree


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  • Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2016

Overview

In the middle of a little forest, there lives a Little Tree, who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. Life is perfect just the way it is. Autumn arrives, and with it the cool winds that ruffle Little Tree's leaves. One by one the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold of winter head on. But not Little Tree-he hugs his leaves as tightly as he can. Year after year Little Tree remains unchanged, his leaves having long since turned brown and withered. What would he be without them? From #1New York Timesbestselling Loren Long, creator of the Otis series, comes a gorgeously illustrated story that challenges each of us to have the courage to let go. And to grow.

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Author:   Loren Long ,  Loren Long
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint:   Philomel Books,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 23.90cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 28.10cm
Weight:   0.514kg
ISBN:  

9780399163975


ISBN 10:   0399163972
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   04 November 2015
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Praise for Little Tree * The illustrations are beautifully rendered . . . Understated and inviting, young readers will be entranced by Little Tree s difficultbut ultimately rewarding journey. Booklist, starred review * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience s patience with his arboreal hero s intransigence results in an ending that s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews


* The illustrations are beautifully rendered . . . Understated and inviting, young readers will be entranced by Little Tree s difficultbut ultimately rewarding journey. Booklist, starred review Long s gentle but powerful story about a young tree who holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop, takes on nothing less than the pain and sorrow of growing up. Season after season, Little Tree clings to his brown-leaved self until he can take a leap and shed his protection. He feels the harsh cold of winter, but soon grows tall and green, and it s not bad at all. As in Long s unaccountably profound books about Otis the tractor, a pure white background somehow adds to the depth. The New York Times Book Review * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience s patience with his arboreal hero s intransigence results in an ending that s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews


* The illustrations are beautifully rendered . . . Understated and inviting, young readers will be entranced by Little Tree's difficult but ultimately rewarding journey. --Booklist, starred review Long's gentle but powerful story about a young tree who holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop, takes on nothing less than the pain and sorrow of growing up. Season after season, Little Tree clings to his brown-leaved self until he can take a leap and shed his protection. He feels 'the harsh cold of winter, ' but soon grows tall and green, and it's not bad at all. As in Long's unaccountably profound books about Otis the tractor, a pure white background somehow adds to the depth. --The New York Times Book Review * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience's patience with his arboreal hero's intransigence results in an ending that's both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long's earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. --Kirkus Reviews Children will see the tree facing the scariness of change; adult readers may well feel wistful as the story underscores the need to let their babies grow toward independence. Beautiful. Grade: A --Cleveland Plain Dealer Praise for Little Tree * The illustrations are beautifully rendered . . . Understated and inviting, young readers will be entranced by Little Tree s difficultbut ultimately rewarding journey. Booklist, starred review * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience s patience with his arboreal hero s intransigence results in an ending that s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews Praise for Little Tree * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience s patience with his arboreal hero s intransigence results in an ending that s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews Praise for Little Tree Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Little Tree Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Little Tree * [Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience s patience with his arboreal hero s intransigence results in an ending that s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead. Publishers Weekly, starred review Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. Kirkus Reviews


Author Information

Loren Long has putt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, Drummer Boy, Toy Boat by Randall de Seve, and Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna. He's also had the opportunity to modernize the classic The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and had the distinct honor of illustrating Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama. A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.You can visit Loren Long at www.OtisTheTractor.com and www.LorenLong.com. Follow @lorenlong

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