The Tree

By Karen Gray Ruelle; Deborah Durland DeSaix (Illustrator)
(Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823419043)

Publication Date: September 2008

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The life of an elm tree in New York's Madison Square Park is chronicled from the time it falls to the ground as a seed, through its growth while momentous events occur in the city, to its maturity as the oldest tree in the park. Includes a time line and historical notes. Full color.

About the Author
A former editor, reviewer, and librarian, Karen Gray Ruelle has written and illustrated a number of books.

Aileen Fisher (1907-2002) received many awards and citations during a career that spanned more than 70 years. She lived in Boulder, Colorado.
Deborah Durland DeSaix, a former professor of illustration at the University of Hartford, now devotes all of her time to fine art and illustration. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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