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Apple and Magnolia

Apple and Magnolia

Apple and Magnolia

Apple and Magnolia


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Britta visits her two favorite trees, Apple and Magnolia, every day. Though she can't explain it, she's sure they are best friends! Then one day, Magnolia’s branches start to droop. Is there anything Britta—or Apple—can do to help? After all, unusual friendships can be the most powerful of all.

With a lyrical story and vibrant art, Apple and Magnolia unveils the extraordinary connections between trees and the wondrous bonds between all living things. The book includes an author’s note offering facts about how trees communicate with one another. A downloadable discussion guide with more information will be available February 2022 at

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947888357
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 02/08/2022
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 193,700
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Laura Gehl is the author of nearly two dozen picture books, board books, and early readers. Her works have received many accolades and been included on numerous best-of-the-year lists. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. For more information, visit

Patricia Metola has illustrated more than twenty books for children. Her work has been showcased by the Bologna Children's Book Fair on several occasions. She lives in Madrid, Spain.

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