March 27, 2012
March 27, 2012
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and rising talent Jon Klassen comes a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots, where thick bushes offered up secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees. Until one day the father, too, moved away, and as the empty house began its decline, the trees began their approach. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time - and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.
Juxtaposing the wilderness of the forest with the tidiness of suburbia, this quietly intense picture book is accompanied by Jon Klassen's gorgeous, muted artwork. A man and his two children, a boy and a girl, move to a home on an unadorned plot of land, surrounded by trees. The father enjoys the order of the lawn, while the children love the forest. However, when they grow up and move on, abandoning the house, a magical change slowly occurs.
- Online Item #: 13914328
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-6189
- ISBN: 9780763651077
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported