Over the course of eighty years a spruce tree grows, along with the little boy who first selected it at a tree farm. As the tree grows from sapling to magnificent evergreen, the child matures as well, becoming a father and then grandfather. Now at the end of its life, the glorious tree is chosen to be the centerpiece of a city's holiday celebration. The tree journeys from rural countryside to big city center, where everyone, young and old, comes together to celebrate a tree for all; everybody's tree.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534110588), PDF (9781534167407), Hosted ebook (9781534167575)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
Author: Barbara Joosse
Barbara Joosse lives in Port Washington, Wisconsin, a little harbor town on Lake Michigan. She’s written 50 books for children, including Mama, Do You Love Me?, Lovabye Dragon, Sail Away Dragon, and Better Together: A Book of Family. She says, “When I was a little girl, I wanted to jump on a train and GO! Somewhere. Anywhere. I love making friends in new places and now, with Lulu & Rocky, I can take YOU along.” Learn more about Barbara’s work at barbarajoosse.com.
Illustrator: Renée Graef
Renée Graef and her children spent many of her birthdays walking the 990-foot breakwater to reach the Port Washington Lighthouse. She has illustrated over 80 books for children including T is for Time; D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet; the “Kirsten” books in the American Girl Collection; and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Renée splits her time between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, California. Learn more about her work at www.reneegraef.com.