Tree of Dreams (Hardcover)
Scholastic Press, 9780545800884, 336pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
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Dear Coco and Leo,
I miss you! We all miss you! The whole forest misses you! I hear their thanks and wishes in my dreams. I hope you do, too.
Prepare for a journey into a world filled with what so many crave -- the sweet savoring of a chocolate drop. A drop that can melt even the most troubled realities. But in this nuanced, heartrending story, before good can emerge, there is destruction, the bombarding of a people, their culture, heritage, sacred beliefs, and the very soul that drives their traditions.
This urgent, beautiful novel takes readers into the ugly realities that surround the destruction of the Amazon rain forest and its people. Acclaimed author Laura Resau shows us that love is more powerful than hatred, and that by working together, hope can be magically restored, root and branch.
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Praise For Tree of Dreams…
"Laura Resau has crafted a poignant and compelling tale of adventure. This enchanting story of friendship-and seeking treasures both tangible and of the heart-had me spellbound from the very beginning. Hold on, and enjoy this magical ride."-Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times bestselling author of Book Scavenger
"Oh, lucky reader who settles down with a cup of hot chocolate and a copy of Tree of Dreams! Prepare to dive deep into the process of chocolate-making and journey from the Rocky Mountains to the heart of the Amazon rain forest with an unforgettable cast of wishing, wandering souls. Laura Resau expertly combines science and magic in just theright proportions to create a truly delicious read."-Tara Dairman, author of The Great Hibernation and the award-winning All Four Stars series
"A bold, exciting, delicious book about the heart in all its manifestations. Tree of Dreams weaves together cultures, science, and magic with all the bittersweet complexity of fine chocolate. Simply put, this important, eye-opening story is the perfect salve for broken hearts in a divided world."-Todd Mitchell, Green Earth Honor Book Award-winning author of The Last Panther
"A sweet concoction of longing, adventure, friendshipand hope, Tree of Dreams will sprinkle you with stardust,and take root in your heart."-Jenny Goebel, author of Fortune Falls, an Indie Next List Pick
Praise for The Lightning Queen:
* "This vibrant, intergenrational tale is nothing short of magical." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Like surviving a lightning strike, this book is rare and incredible." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"A magical story... [readers] may find themselves wiping away tears." -- Publishers Weekly