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The wind and the trees

Author: Todd Stewart, (Illustrator)
Publisher: Toronto, ON ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books, 2021. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This picture book takes place in the serenity of a forest as a new pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby older tree that will last for many years. Each beautifully illustrated spread shows the two trees, one on each side, as they discuss the wind, the younger tree learning from the experiences of the older: Wind feels good but it stretches trees and dries them out. It also makes trees dig in and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Fiction
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Stewart, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771474337 1771474335
OCLC Number: 1155439330
Language Note: In English. Translated from the French.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Other Titles: Quand le vent souffle.
Responsibility: Todd Stewart.

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"This picture book takes place in the serenity of a forest as a new pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby older tree that will last for many years. Each beautifully illustrated spread shows the two trees, one on each side, as they discuss the wind, the younger tree learning from the experiences of the older: Wind feels good but it stretches trees and dries them out. It also makes trees dig in and build strength. Wind scatters seeds, and it carries messages and signals to other trees in the forest. As time passes, the younger tree becomes visibly larger, fuller, and more robust as the older tree thins and droops, needles stripped away, until it's little more than a trunk when a fierce storm blows through and takes it down, clearing old growth to make room for new. The story ends with the younger tree--now mature--greeting a seedling that floats in on the wind, taking root in the old tree's spot in the forest. Gorgeous multilayered screen prints show the trees in a wide variety of unexpected lights and colours, different on every spread, to reflect changing seasons, weather, moods, life stages, and more in this beautiful, textured art. On one level, the story sweetly honors intergenerational relationships, highlighting the value both trees have to offer, such as wisdom, nurturing, and mentoring on the part of the elder tree, and enthusiasm, physical strength, and passing on knowledge by the younger. On another level, this is a moving, lyrical story about the circle of life, and as such it offers a starting point for discussions about life, loss, and growing up to care for others as our elders did for us. The story also hints at recent research into tree communication, which postulates that trees are more social and sophisticated than previously thought. It also subtly encourages environmental stewardship, which is timely in this era of devastating forest fires amidst global warming and climate change."--

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