Under the Canopy (Hardcover)

Trees Around the World

By Iris Volant, Cynthia Alonso (Illustrator)

Flying Eye Books, 9781911171423, 56pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and stories behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us.

This stunningly illustrated book explores the cultural significance that trees have in different societies. From the olive trees of Athens to the Eucalyptus trees of Australia, discover the place of trees in history and mythology across the world. Every climate, every nation has its tales of trees, true or legendary, that help us understand ourselves and the beauty of the natural world around us.


About the Author

Iris Volant is a researcher and writer for Flying Eye Books, specialising in non-fiction for children. She lives in London.

Cynthia Alonso is an illustrator and graphic designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Design at Buenos Aires University and also taught typography classes there for several years. Alonso is currently living in Berlin.


Praise For Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World

"This gorgeous, oversized picture book will create new appreciation for nature, obviously, but also for cultures around the world."
School Library Journal

"This one is for all of the nature lovers out there! Under the Canopy not only showcases Alonso’s stunning, colorful illustrations of some of the amazing trees that we find around the world but also highlights the cultural context of these seemingly everyday sightings."
—Illustoria

"Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World pays homage to the remarkable giants that are rooted in histories and cultures around the world. Author Iris Volant and Illustrator Cynthia Alonso celebrate trees of all kinds from the Baobabs to the Hawthorns to the Cedars to the Yews. Explore natural wonders like the Amazon rainforest and discover literary notables like the Black Forest and the Sherwood Forest."
—New York Botanical Garden