The Little Tree
When the Little Tree sees the world around her narrowing, she worries about what life will be like for her Little Seed. She decides to take the biggest risk of all, and let Little Seed find a richer life on her own.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Full of gentle rhythm and repetition, this deceptively simple, layered poetic tale will charm its way into readers’ hearts and begs to be read over and over again.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
“The idea that letting someone go can sometimes be the best way tolove them isn’t an easy one to share with children (or parents, for that matter), but Van and Adinolfi do so with grace and aplomb.”—starred, School Library Journal
Author: Muon Van
Muon Van was born on the run in the southern port city of Rach Gia, Vietnam. When she was nine months old, she left Vietnam as part of the "boat people" mass exodus. She now lives in Northern California. Her previous book, In a Village by the Sea, is also a family story.
Illustrator: JoAnn Adinolfi
JoAnn Adinolfi has written and illustrated many children's books. The Bank Street College of Education has chosen her titles for their Best Children's Books lists and she recently won the Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Award. She lives in Portsmith, NH.
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The Little Tree
When the Little Tree sees the world around her narrowing, she worries about what life will be like for her Little Seed. She decides to take the biggest risk of all, and let Little Seed find a richer life on her own. View available downloads →