Many years ago, strong hands planted a tiny tree into the ground. Throughout the years, the tree grew and grew and became a wondrous sight. Its many branches offered shade in the summer and provided a home to birds and shelter to animals. It became known as the family tree with its branches representing each person in the family. One night a strong wind tore a branch from the family tree. The loving hands that planted the tree helped ease the feeling of loss by coming up with a creative plan for the broken branch. A picture book for all ages, The Family Tree shares an inspiring promise of hope in the aftermath of a storm.
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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann is a beautiful children's book about a tree. The tree was planted long ago and had grown up to be a very magnificent tree that provided shade. One night, there was a big storm and a branch snapped off. The person who planted the tree went by with his granddaughter and saw that the branch was on the ground. The two of them decided to make it into a swing so that it would remain with the tree forever. I really enjoyed The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann. The book is beautifully written and heartwarming. The characters are all very likeable and the story is very descriptive. The pictures, by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus, depict the story very well. I liked that there were hidden items in each scene and enjoyed trying to find them, and young readers will enjoy trying to find them too. I liked how at the end it says what each hidden object represents and why they were chosen. I liked how the tree losing a branch represents the death of a family member and teaches about death without actually mentioning death. The story is very heartwarming, and the idea of the characters making the broken branch into a swing was very creative and gave the story a happy ending. I would recommend this book to all young readers.