Nell Plants a Tree

(Author) (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.4 X 11.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062865779

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About the Author

Anne Wynter is originally from Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, their two children, and a cat. In addition to writing children's books, she's written more than a dozen short plays that have been produced around the country. Anne earned a degree in drama from Washington University in St. Louis, received a certificate in short story writing from the University of Chicago, and studied writing for children at the Writing Barn. Everybody in the Red Brick Building is her debut. To learn more about Anne or to say hello, visit www.annewynter.com.
Daniel Miyares is the author and illustrator of several books for young people, including Night Out, Bring Me a Rock!, and Float. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas.

Reviews

"Toggling between two timelines, Wynter tells a warm, affectionate story behind a cherished pecan tree and an intergenerational family. Pen and ink, gouache, and collage artwork by Miyares exudes the golden light of autumn, and prose by Wynter shimmers with evocative sense words--it's almost possible to smell the pie." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gorgeous images and text chronicle joyful childhood experiences--a future classic." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Wynter's text sings with the economy and elegance of a poem, and specificities delight ("a leaf flecked with holes"). Miyares's illustrations, which capture light especially well, reflect the wonder of friends, family, the outdoors--and the magnificence of a tree that began when 'Nell picks up a seed.'" -- Horn Book (starred review)

"Miyares' pen-and-ink, gouache, and collage illustrations pair well with the two story lines, effectively expanding the concept of a family tree being both a physical tree and a representation of loving relationships." -- Booklist (starred review)

"A beautiful homage to how the labor and vision of previous generations can benefit so many who come after. Miyares' illustrations capture that ineffable sense of home... and gouache collage lends each spread a timeless glow that is perfectly suited to Wynter's text. This would be an excellent read-aloud choice for Arbor Day or Earth Day."

-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books