Fall 2020

The Abba Tree

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Hannah and Abba—Hebrew for "Dad"—are spending time together in nature on Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day. As Abba rests under a carob tree, Hannah declares that she wants to climb a tree. The carob tree’s trunk is too skinny, but can she climb a eucalyptus tree or a pine tree or an olive tree? When each poses a challenge—for being too scratchy, for not having footholds—Abba offers new inspiration for climbing and insight into what Hannah and the carob tree share in common.

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On pre-order until 12/01/2020
On pre-order until 12/01/2020
On pre-order until 12/01/2020
On pre-order until 12/01/2020
On pre-order until 12/01/2020
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-12-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV029010, JUV017090
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 550
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“A sweet father-daughter tale well-suited for homes familiar with Tu B’Shevat.” — Kirkus Reviews

Jewish Book World

“‘I admired ’The Abba Tree’, because it hit a great balance of teaching while providing a fun experience for kids (and me too, an ‘adult’.)” — Jewish Book World

Author: Devora Busheri

Devora Busheri is a children's book writer, editor, and translator. She has authored and edited many books for various publication houses in Israel. Her previous include The Abba Tree and In the Jerusalem Forest. Devora lives in Jerusalem with her husband and their four children.

Illustrator: Gal Shkedi

Gal Shkedi is an animation director, illustrator and character designer based in Tel Aviv, Israel.