The Searcher and Old Tree (Paperback)

By David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge, 9781580892247, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2008)

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Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simple, powerful allegory about the safety of home and the strength of unconditional love.

After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoon returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches by the shore. Suddenly, a howling wind comes up! Waves smash! Thunderbolts crash! Danger after danger assails Old Tree; oblivious to the raging storm, the raccoon sleeps on, safely sheltered in its branches. Though all seems lost, Old Tree never gives up on the raccoon—and the raccoon never gives up on Old Tree. 

This classic tale is sure to warm the heart.

About the Author

David McPhail is the acclaimed author of more than 150 books, including the much-adored Pig Pig series, THE SEARCHER AND OLD TREE, and HENRY BEAR'S PARK. David lives in Rye, New Hampshire.