In a desert, a migrant girl discovers a tree. Their friendship transforms their world. And hopefully ours as well!
A heartwarming and hopeful tale beautifully depicted in colorful illustrations and lyrical text. Social and environmental awareness come together in a story that touches on migration, resilience, forest regeneration, and individual empowerment.
Perfect for fans and frenemies of:
- The Giving Tree
- The Lorax
Perfect for fans of:
- Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees and Peter and the Tree Children
- Sir David Attenborough’s Life on Earth series
Great for parents and teachers looking for:
- children's books about trees and appreciation of nature
- picture books about children’s migration, resilience, and empowerment
"In language artfully crafted for young readers, this gentle story explores the resilience of nature, the value of friendship, and the importance of habitat and home for humans and other living beings."
"This is an important story for our time."
“Nohra Bernal has created a beautiful tale that conveys many significant meanings concerning the lives of immigrants and refugees. The message about the beauty of forging a bond of friendship under the most unusual of circumstances is important for anyone of any age to understand. The illustrations by Rubén Rodríguez Ferreira are brilliant depictions of the text. My favorite aspect of this story is how it encourages the reader to find some seeds and plant them, regardless of where they live or how long they will be there. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a short story that is meant for kids but can also hold an adult's attention. I will be on the lookout for future works like this by Bernal and Ferreira.” —Amy Raines for Readers’ Favorite
"The Child and the Tree captures a child's engagement with a tree and the natural world. Make-believe and reality intertwine fuelling the child's growth in wisdom, knowledge, and experience as she interacts and converses with, and observes her friend, the tree. The story also reveals hidden truths about the resilience of trees and even badly damaged landscapes, illustrating their ability to bounce back once given the chance and a little care. I highly recommend this beautifully written and illustrated story for young and old at heart alike."