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The Last Tree
‘A timely and inspiring parable.’ The Guardian
From the author of the phenomenally successful The King Who Banned the Dark comes a new tale about community and our relationship with the environment and nature.
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.
'The Last Tree is a powerful and relevant tale of the potential volatile relationship humanity has with nature ... This is an ideal book for discussing environmental issues with young readers and will be useful in an educational context.'
'A parable of our times, this beautifully illustrated book will appeal to all eco-conscious primary school children and will undoubtedly lead to great dinner table discussions!'
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