Learn more about the climate with Emily-Haworth Booth’s The Last Tree
From the author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted The King Who Banned the Dark, comes a powerful fable about community and our relationship with nature, where children dictate the future. The Last Tree is an arresting tale that feels both timeless and timely for the current environmental and political climate.
As the climate themed learning week kicks off, the aim is for schools to integrate into this week’s learning the theme of the climate and ecological crisis. To respond to this demand for teaching resources, we’ve compiled teaching resource packs for Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers, filled with exercises that help explain the current ecological situation to the young ones.
Download our resource packs for Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers below!
About the book
Once upon a time a group of friends were seeking a place to call home. The desert was too hot, the valley was too wet and the mountain was too windy.
Then they found the forest. It was perfect. The leaves gave shelter from the sun and rain, and a gentle breeze wound through the branches.
But the friends soon wanted to build shelters. The shelters became houses, then the houses got bigger. All too soon they wanted to control the environment and built a huge wooden wall around the community.
As they cut down the trees, the forest becomes thinner, until there is just one last tree standing.
It is down to the children to find a solution.
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About the author
Emily Haworth-Booth is an award-winning author, illustrator and educator who teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London, England. Alongside her children’s picture books, Emily is currently working on a long-form graphic memoir for adults. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue. Along with her sister, Alice Haworth-Booth, she is an activist with Extinction Rebellion.