Survivor Tree

Survivor Tree

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Told against the backdrop of changing seasons with gorgeous, detailed illustrations, Survivor Tree observes a Callery pear tree from sapling all the way to maturity. For 30 years, the tree went mostly unnoticed in the shadows of the World Trade Center until the day the whole world changed — 9/11. From the wreckage, workers found unexpected green and as the nation healed, so did the tree, ultimately being replanted back home — at One World Trade Center.

This hopeful story of a resilient tree that grew (and still grows) at the base of the twin towers is a simple introduction for young readers to gain an understanding of September 11th and the impact it had on America.

One September day, the perfect blue sky exploded. Dust billowed. Buildings crumbled. And underneath it all, a tree sprouted green leaves in its distress. Pulled from the wreckage, the tree saw many seasons pass as it slowly recovered far away from home. Until one day, forever scarred and forever stronger, it was replanted at the 9/11 Memorial.

This story of the real Survivor Tree uses nature's cycle of colors to reflect on the hope and healing that come after a tragedy—and assures readers of their own remarkable resilience.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316487672
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 08/31/2021
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 29,326
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Marcie Colleen is the author of numerous books for children, among them Love, Triangle; Penguinaut!; The Bear's Garden; and the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series. A Brooklynite at heart, she now lives in San Diego, California. Marcie invites you to visit her online at thisismarciecolleen.com.

Aaron Becker is the creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Journey and two follow-up books in the trilogy: Quest and Return. He is also the creator of A Stone for Sascha and the board books You Are Light and My Favorite Color. Aaron lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts. Short films of his process, as well as prints of his artwork, can by found at storybreathing.com.

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