The Old Tree (Hardcover)

By Ruth Brown, Ruth Brown (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763634612, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007



Cross-species cooperation helps to save a leafy home in an endearing, pastoral tale that features a final pop-up surprise.

Deep in the forest one morning, Pigeon Post is going about her usual business when she notices a huge X on the trunk of the old tree. All the tree’s residents have a different theory about whom is to blame, until Captain Crow solves the mystery — but can they stop their quarreling before it’s too late? Ruth Brown’s delightful tale of cooperation and conservation, complemented by her luminous illustrations, is sure to engage readers from the start of the story to the wonderful pop-up tree on the final spread.

About the Author

Ruth Brown is the author-illustrator of many beloved books for children. This is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives in England.