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A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times best-selling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes.
Through poetic text, this book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature. "The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep...to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky."
As Corinna Luyken did in her award-winning My Heart, she again provides an invigorating conversation-starter that contains a world of truths - about self-esteem, community, and living a meaningful life.
“Luminous and joyous, a fruit pie feast for the eyes as well as the soul.” (New York Times Book Review)
"The Tree in Me is another of Luyken's revelations. My kids (and I) want to jump into the pages of this book and stay there.... There is alliteration and simplicity, words that in Luyken's brilliant arrangement are by their turn punchy or soothing, descriptive without being described." (NPR)
"Layers of scumbled paint suggest a reality that can’t be entirely seen or grasped, but movement and energy pour through the spreads as the children play, run, and embrace the very air in this celebration of the way the force of nature courses through every living being." (Publishers Weekly)