The Tree

The Tree

By Dana Lyons; David Danioth (Illustrator); Julia Butterfly (Foreword by)

Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9780970190710, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2002

There is a river flowing near me, and I?ve watched that river change and grow. For eight hundred years I have lived here, through the wind, the fire, and the snow. This powerful song of an ancient Douglas fir celebrates the age-old cycle of life in the Pacific Rain Forest, revealing the interconnectedness of all things. From the gentle whisper of owls' wings to the haunting echo of a lone wolf 's cry, each scene resonates with the beauty and sacredness of nature. But when bulldozers invade the forest, the tree senses its impending destruction and asks, "Who will house the owl? And who will hold that river's shore? And who will take refuge in my shadow, if my shadow falls no more?" A stunningly illustrated book, The Tree sounds an urgent call to preserve our fragile environment, reminding each of us that hope for a brighter future lies in our own hands. ?I love this book!? Pete Seeger, musician and songwriter

About the Author
Dana Lyons is a singer/songwriter whose fifth album includes "Cow with Guns". He lives in a tree house near Bellingham, Washington.

"As the sacred words and song of The Tree first touched my heart and spirit, I knew this was a project I needed to be a part of. I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to share these visions inspired by The Tree."

Award-winning artist, David Danioth brings the Pacific Rain Forest vividly to life with a combination of airbrush, colored pencil, and gouache on Canson paper.

In addition to art direction and design, he serves as an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle. Living in Washington State with his wife and two children, David passionately enjoys bicycling all over the world.