The Wind and the Trees

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A sapling says, “hello” to a neighboring tree that stands much taller and stronger than it does. It has the gift of time and experience, and decides to take the little one under its wing, teaching it about the wind – its gentle feel, its ferocity during a storm, its ability to shape, stretch, and even destroy it. The older tree describes how the wind helps scatter its seeds, promoting new growth and how it carries its messages to nearby trees. As the younger tree grows in wisdom, the older one weakens. When it passes on, a new one takes its place, and the cycle begins anew.

The Wind and the Trees is a beautiful tale of resilience, survival, and acceptance. The trees form the only dialogue that exists in the story, and though their conversation is brief, it’s marked with meaning. The older tree cares for the younger one, ensuring it shares the knowledge the sapling will need to survive in the world on its own, just as a parent imparts his or hers to a child before independence is earned. This text is ripe with symbolism, and its pages are laced with vibrant illustrations. It’s a treasurable pick for children ages five to nine.

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Author Todd Stewart
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Owlkids
Publish Date 15-Mar-2021
ISBN 9781771474337 Buy this Book
Category Children's