The Oak Tree (Hardback)
  • The Oak Tree (Hardback)
  • The Oak Tree (Hardback)
  • The Oak Tree (Hardback)
  • The Oak Tree (Hardback)
  • The Oak Tree (Hardback)
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The Oak Tree (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages
Published: 28/09/2023
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A breathtaking union of Julia Donaldson's gently rhyming text and Victoria Sandoy's evocative illustrations, this beautiful picture book traces the thousand-year history of a very special oak tree.

Watch a thousand years unfold in the life of one magnificent tree!

A thousand years ago, a tiny acorn fell to the ground. As the years pass, it grows ... and GROWS into an enormous oak tree! As the centuries sweep by, children play games around the tree. Families dance about it. A fleeing king even hides inside its hollow trunk! The tree gives food and shelter to a host of animals, from squirrels and badgers to birds and beetles.

After a thousand years, the ancient tree finally falls in a storm - but a new acorn sprouts, and the cycle of life begins all over again.

The tree's magical life story is brought to life in Julia Donaldson's rich, dramatic rhyme. Victoria Sandoy's gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the changing seasons, and the people and wildlife that pass by Children will love spotting all the creatures in the pictures, and seeing the games children play around the tree

This is a book that encourages us all to look more closely at nature, and to appreciate the wonder of our ancient trees. The final pages of the book contain extra fascinating facts about oak trees and the animals that depend on them.

Julia Donaldson is the author of many of the best-loved children's books ever written. She has been awarded a CBE for services to literature, and is the most celebrated children's writer in Britain today. Many of Julia Donaldson's beloved picture books have been made into award-winning animated films which are regularly shown on the BBC at Christmas.

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780702324345
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 221 x 272 x 13 mm

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“A poetic journey through 1000 years of a single oak tree's life and some key events in British history that happened within its lifespan”

Honestly, give me a story about trees any day. I love them! This latest by Julia Donaldson is really super, I have to say! Historians get excited! This very clever rhyming story takes the reader through 1000 years of... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautiful”

If you were to ask the general public to name a picture book author, I suspect a great many of them would say Julia Donaldson. Best known as the creator of The Gruffalo – a book which celebrates its 25th birthday next... More

Hardback edition
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“A Grand Old Oak”

A gentle trip through history following the life of a grand old oak. Follow along from a tiny acorn too a felled might oak that’s home to all sorts of life and laughter.

Donaldson skirts different historical... More

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