The Inside Tree

The Inside Tree

By Linda Smith; David Parkins (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060282417, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2010


Mr. Potter lives all alone in his little house. And outside is a little yard with just enough room for one little tree. In fact, its such a fine tree that good-hearted Mr. Potter feels bad that it stands there all alone in the yard while he stays warm by the fire inside the house. It doesnt seem right that the tree is never invited in. And so he decides to do just that. But what will happen when the tree grows and grows and growsand his little house stays exactly the same size?

About the Author
Linda Smith loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books when she was growing up on the prairies, and regularly pretended that she was a pioneer. Linda's published titles include "Windshifter, Sea Change, The Turning Time, Sir Cassie to the Rescue, The Minstrel's Daughter, Talisa's Song, The Weathermage, Kelly's Cabin, " and "The Broken Thread."

David Parkins has illustrated numerous children's books. He also does editorial illustrations, political cartoons, and strip cartoons. David lives in Lansdowne, Ontario. For more information, visit