Peter and the Tree Children

Peter Wohlleben


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From the author of the New York Times-bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees comes this spirited picture book, which shares the true story of how trees communicate, feel, and grow.

Piet the squirrel feels all alone in his forest home. Luckily, Peter the Forester has the perfect plan to cheer him up: a search for tree children. You can’t be lonely in a forest full of friends! As they wander, Peter shares amazing facts about trees, how they communicate and care for each other, and the struggles they endure. Soon, the little squirrel is feeling much better—especially when he realizes he’s helped the tree children grow.

This environmentally conscious picture book, written by acclaimed author and forester Peter Wohlleben, brings the majesty of The Hidden Life of Trees to the youngest of readers everywhere.

“This book is a beautiful reminder of the importance of preserving natural forests and landscapes for the benefit of all the creatures who live there.”
School Library Journal starred review

“With help from Atkinson’s vibrant, cartoon-like illustrations, Wohlleben…aims to introduce and distill a range of topics, from concepts of interconnectedness in the natural world to tree characteristics and wildlife, for younger readers.”

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April 2020, HC, 40 pages

ISBN 9781771644570

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Peter Wohlleben is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees and its followups The Inner Life of Animals and The Secret Wisdom of Nature. Peter lives in Germany next to a big, magical forest, where he has led children, parents, and teachers on educational tours since 1997.

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator, writer, animator currently living in Kelowna, BC. Believing in tea more than sleep, Cale is constantly working on numerous projects. His work can be found in children’s books, animated shorts, television, and games.


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