The City Tree

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Clarion Books
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9.8 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Shira Boss lives in New York City, home to 234 species of street trees! Her favorite is the dawn redwood, a conifer that drops its needles in fall. She learned about the special lives of street trees from the urban arborist Bob Redman. Shira wrote about Bob's childhood in her picture book Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses, a Junior Library Guild selection. The couple shares their tiny Upper West Side apartment with two sons, one whippet, about 150 library books at a time, and nine species of trees in their roof garden. Visit Shira at

LORENA ALVAREZ est nee et a grandi a Bogota, ou elle a etudie le graphisme et les arts a la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Elle a illustre des livres pour enfants, des publications independantes, des publicites et des magazines de mode.

"A simple story of a tree which transforms into a glorious celebration of life, growth, and community." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Dani forms a bond with the sole tree that is planted in their urban neighborhood; this is a good introduction to the concept of greening city streets for the youngest children. Tranquil and calming, this is an ideal bedtime read." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Bustling city scenes center the tree not as backdrop but as full-fledged neighbor, reinforcing the text's encouragement of stewardship." -- Publishers Weekly

"Detailed digital illustrations reflect subtle changes over time: everything becomes brighter, more colorful, and more joyous. The story winds down over the course of four double-page spreads depicting a year of poignant seasonal shifts on the street. Back matter includes information about street trees and their care along with additional resources." -- Horn Book Magazine