The Secret Life of Trees (Hardcover)

Explore the forests of the world, with Oakheart the Brave

By Moira Butterfield, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator)

words & pictures, 9780711250024, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

My arms stretch out all day long. I can be climbed, but I’m not a mountain. What am I?
I am Oakheart, the oldest tree in the forest!

Did you know that trees can talk to each other? Or that the oldest living thing is a tree? Let the ancient and mysterious Oakheart, the oldest and wisest tree in the forest, lead you through this beautiful guide to trees. Learn all about how they grow and survive, the many different types, why they are so important to humans, and tree folklore from around the world. Oakheart knows all the trees’ secrets, and he’s going to share them with you!

This collection of delightful stories and engaging facts will impart a love of nature, and inspire you to look after the world around you. Whimsical and detailed illustrations have pride of place in magical tales that mix natural history with a splash of fantasy, creating a book that you will pore over time and again.



About the Author

Moira Butterfield is an internationally-published children’s book author. Her work includes picture books, board books, fiction, and highly-commended non-fiction books that seek to spark a child’s imagination about our world. She studied literature and has lived in and traveled to many places across the world. She currently lives in Bath, UK, with her family, where she loves to cycle, sew, and sing. 

Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her interest in art began at a young age, using drawing to express herself and her inner imaginary world. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, and digital processes, to create a blend of traditional texture with a modern look and feel. She is the proud owner of a mini goldendoodle, called Darlie.