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Tresselt's classic story of The Dead Tree is given new life in this gloriously reillustrated volume. The role of an oak tree in the cycle of nature is revealed as an ancient tree, even as it dies and returns to the earth, provides nourishment for new life all around it. "Impressionistic illustrations beautifully reflect an evocative text." Kirkus Reviews.
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Henri Sorensen is the illustrator of I Love You As Much . . . , also by Laura Krauss Melmed; Wishes for You by Tobi Tobias; and The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt. He lives in Denmark with his wife and two daughters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Traces the life cycle of an oak tree and describes the animals that depend on it for shelter and food.
This is a sweet story of an old tree that is decaying away through the seasons. It really does a great job in showing the circle of life, and in a way, how everything dies. I would use this when learning about certain science topics, like decomposition and consumers in the environment. The illustrations are beautiful to look at, and they are very eye catching for the students.
Second grade reading level. This is a great story to explain to students the circle of life. It is about an old oak tree that lived in the forest for a very long time, which gave shelter to many animals. When the oak tree died it was also very helpful to other animals and gave other trees nourishment.
This book is great for teaching about forests, and what is in them. Also how important trees are dead or alive. This book is about a tree's life cycle and all it does for the forest finally it produces new trees. This is my all time favorite book. I love reading it.