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The Last Tree

Emily Haworth-Booth

Pavilion Children’s


ISBN: 9781843654377

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 6 February 2020

Category: Fiction

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. 


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.



'The Last Tree provides a crucial narrative for our next generation. Looking at our destructive relationship with our natural world and highlighting the consequences of our continued abuse, this offers a timely read. Bound to raise questions and spark much-needed conversation...'


'A thought-provoking ecological fable'