A Grand Old Tree

A Grand Old Tree


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Once there was a grand old tree, whose roots sank deep into the earth and whose arms reached high into the sky. Every spring the grand old tree flowered and bore cherries for the squirrels and birds that made their homes in her leafy branches. And every year, seeds from the tree scattered in the wind, along with many millions of leaves. Mary Newell DePalma creates an emotional tale of life and renewal, of nature's bounty and quiet balance, illustrated with simple images made powerful with vivid colors and moving compositions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439623346
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 233,310
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mary Newell DePalma is an author and illustrator of children’s books. Before Mary was a children's book author and illustrator, she knitted designer sweaters, interpreted for the deaf, and painted signs. Some of her hobbies include gardening, knitting, reading, and, of course, drawing! She has illustrated MY CHAIR, A GRAND OLD TREE, and THE NUTCRACKER DOLL for Arthur A. Levine Books. Mary lives in Boston with her husband and two children.

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A Grand Old Tree 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
amandacb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
DePalma takes the reader through the life cycle of a particular ¿grand old tree,¿ as the tree takes root, spreads her branches, provides a home for animals, flowers, fruits, sows seeds; after the tree dies in winter, she still provides a home for animals. Students learn about a tree¿s life cycle through lyrical prose. The adjoining illustrations reinforce the concepts introduced in the text. They are brightly done and contain a hint of abstract method.
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