• The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree
  • The Oak Tree

The Oak Tree

Childrens, Picture Books
Hardback Published on: 28/09/2023
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The Oak Tree
A Grand Old Oak
A gentle trip through history following the life of a grand old oak. Follow along from a tiny acorn too a felled might oak that’s home to all sorts of life... READ MORE
Toby Palfreyman
The Oak Tree
Beautiful and low-key educational
Another gorgeous Julia Donaldson story. In an easy rhyme, she tells the story of an oak tree that's lived a thousand years in the British countryside. I lo... READ MORE
Toni at Brent Cross

Synopsis

Watch a thousand years unfold in the life of one magnificent tree!

A thousand years ago, a tiny acorn fell to the ground. As the years pass, it grows ... and GROWS into an enormous oak tree! As the centuries sweep by, children play games around the tree. Families dance about it. A fleeing king even hides inside its hollow trunk! The tree gives food and shelter to a host of animals, from squirrels and badgers to birds and beetles.

After a thousand years, the ancient tree finally falls in a storm - but a new acorn sprouts, and the cycle of life begins all over again.

The tree's magical life story is brought to life in Julia Donaldson's rich, dramatic rhyme. Victoria Sandoy's gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the changing seasons, and the people and wildlife that pass by Children will love spotting all the creatures in the pictures, and seeing the games children play around the tree

This is a book that encourages us all to look more closely at nature, and to appreciate the wonder of our ancient trees. The final pages of the book contain extra fascinating facts about oak trees and the animals that depend on them.

Julia Donaldson is the author of many of the best-loved children's books ever written. She has been awarded a CBE for services to literature, and is the most celebrated children's writer in Britain today. Many of Julia Donaldson's beloved picture books have been made into award-winning animated films which are regularly shown on the BBC at Christmas.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9780702324345
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 221 x 272 x 13 mm

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The Oak Tree
Beautiful
If you were to ask the general public to name a picture book author, I suspect a great many of them would say Julia Donaldson. Best known as the creator of... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
The Oak Tree
A poetic journey through 1000 years of a single oak tree's life and some key events in British history that happened within its lifespan
Honestly, give me a story about trees any day. I love them! This latest by Julia Donaldson is really super, I have to say! Historians get excited! This ver... READ MORE
The Kids Books Curator
The Oak Tree
The Oak Tree
Bought the new book the oak tree by Julia Donaldson for my special needs son as he loves her books and good value for money would make gre... READ MORE
Fiona cumming