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The Wind and the Trees
By (author): Todd Stewart
9781771474337 Hardcover, Picture book, Paper over boards English, Translated from: French Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (CAN) from K - 5, Grade (US) from K - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment Mar 15, 2021
$19.95 CAD
Active 9 x 12 x 0.38 in | 522 gr 48 pages Full colour illustrations throughout Owlkids Books Owlkids
A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees

One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages across the forest, and helps trees grow strong as it pushes against their trunks.

As time passes, the wind takes its toll on the older tree. It loses needles and starts to droop as the young tree grows fuller and stronger. When a fierce storm rolls in, the heavy winds take down the older tree, leaving the younger one all alone. Or so it thinks. Soon after, a new seedling blown in by the wind lands on the spot where the old tree fell, and the cycle begins again.

This moving picture book poignantly honors intergenerational relationships and the exchange of wisdom, while also opening up conversations about loss and environmental stewardship.

  • Highlights intergenerational relationships and the cycle of life
  • Curriculum ties to ecological relationships and environmental stewardship
  • Illustrated with stunning silkscreen artwork

TODD STEWART is an illustrator and a self-taught screen printer in Montreal, Quebec. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, his images are culled from experience and surroundings, and reflect a search for meaning in new and familiar places. The Wind and the Trees is his first book as both author and illustrator. He is also the illustrator of Flow, Spin, Grow and See You Next Year.

"Arresting art and an intelligent dialogue speak movingly to the realities of universal life cycles." - Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

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