The Grand Old Tree

The Grand Old Tree Cover

The Grand Old Tree

By Mary Newell DePalma; Mary Newell DePalma (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439623346, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description

THE GIVING TREE for our time.

Once there was a grand old tree, whose roots sank deep into the earth and whose arms reached high into the sky. Every spring the grand old tree flowered and bore cherries for the squirrels and birds that made their homes in her leafy branches. And every year, seeds from the tree scattered in the wind, along with many millions of leaves. Mary Newell DePalma creates an emotional tale of life and renewal, of nature's bounty and quiet balance, illustrated with simple images made powerful with vivid colors and moving compositions.



About the Author
Mary Newell DePalma has written and illustrated severalbooks for children, including The Strange Egg(Houghton Mifflin) and A Grand Old Tree(Scholastic), which received the IRA/CBC Children's Choiceaward. She has also illustrated several books for Eerdmans: Swimming Sal, Now It Is Winter, and Now It Is Summer. Mary lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.marynewelldepalma.com.

Mary Newell DePalma has written and illustrated severalbooks for children, including The Strange Egg(Houghton Mifflin) and A Grand Old Tree(Scholastic), which received the IRA/CBC Children's Choiceaward. She has also illustrated several books for Eerdmans: Swimming Sal, Now It Is Winter, and Now It Is Summer. Mary lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.marynewelldepalma.com.