Suffusing science with a touch of magic, this enchanting story of a girl who talks and listens to trees through the ages delivers an important environmental message and reflects the magnificent and vital role of trees in our lives.
Magical interlinked stories about what one girl learns from talking to trees throughout Time and from around the world in a sumptuous gift book presentation. From the team who brought you Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror, Costa Book Award-winning Natasha Farrant and Lydia Corry.
Olive's best friend is a four-hundred-year-old oak tree, and it is in danger. As she tumbles into its magic world, she makes it a promise. From deep roots to high branches, a Persian garden to an underwater forest, from tulip trees to wild apple to vengeful box, she listens to the trees telling stories for all time. And she keeps her promise.
With a conservation message and facts about tree science alongside the magic and wonder of seven beautifully imagined original stories, this full-colour gift book enchants and reminds us of the importance of trees in our lives.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 155 mm
Praise for Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror:
'This book of exceptionally excellent princesses is completely gorgeous. The stories & illustrations shine with the same clear light' - Hilary McKay, author of 2018 Costa prize-winning, The Skylarks' War
'Wonderful contemporary storytelling with a classic feel' - The Bookseller, Editor's choice
'Slightly older fairy tale fans, especially those who enjoy Rebel Girls-style empowerment, will relish Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror (Zephyr) by Natasha Farrant, enriched by Lydia Corry's delicious pictures' - Guardian, Book of the Year 2019
'A beautiful book to share with a class' - Books for Topics
'These tales are enchanting in both their realness and their whimsy' - Kirkus Reviews
'Terrific and inspirational' - Irish Times
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“An enchanting story with gorgeous illustrations”
I read this in one day and got lost within the gorgeous illustrations and the overall magic of the book. It felt like such a beautiful gift edition - a perfect present for any child (or child at heart).
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