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Layton, Neal

The Tree

(3) PS With plans to build a grand house, a couple buys land on which a tree stands. But removing the tree would leave many animals homeless, so the couple (expecting their own child) builds a treehouse instead. The thoughtful fable could provoke discussion about homes, nature, and environmental responsibility. Perfectly suited to the ultra-spare text, cartoonlike pen and watercolor illustrations convey big emotions with few strokes.


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