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Sky Tree

Sky Tree

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Series: Fine Arts, Art & Artists
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 0064437507
ISBN: 0064437507

Sky Tree

In spring, a snapping turtle lays her eggs on the hillside beneath the tree. In autumn, leaves fall as squirrels scamper up the trunk carrying nuts...

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Sky Tree

In spring, a snapping turtle lays her eggs on the hillside beneath the tree. In autumn, leaves fall as squirrels scamper up the trunk carrying nuts. And on a winter night, a backdrop of twinkling stars shines through the branches.

Each day, the tree changes with the purple and pink of a sunset or a nip of cold air. But the tree is more than a thing of beauty—its changes represent the passage of time in nature.

In this stunning book by Thomas Locker, who was seven years old when he won his first award for a painting of a tree that still stands in the National Zoo, exquisite paintings and wondrous text are paired with questions about nature, and science comes alive through art.

About the Author & Illustrator:

Thomas Locker is a renowned author and artist who has earned several distinctions for his children’s books, including the Parent’s Choice Award for Illustration, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

Candace Christiansen is a teacher of chemistry and mathematics at a school in Columbia County, NY. She is also the author of three children’s books. They live in Stuyvesant, NY.

From the Back Cover:

“In spring, a snapping turtle lays her eggs on the hillside beneath the tree. In autumn, leaves fall as squirrels scamper up the trunk carrying nuts. And on a winter night, a backdrop of twinkling stars shines through the branches. Each day, the tree changes with the purple and pink of a sunset or a nip of cold air. But the tree is more than a thing of beauty—its changes represent the passage of time in nature. In this stunning book by Thomas Locker, who was seven years old when he won his first award for a painting of a tree that still stands in the National Zoo, exquisite paintings and wondrous text are paired with questions about nature, and science comes alive through art.”

A Few Reviews:

“As lovely as anything the artist has ever done.” – School Library Journal

“Unquestionably a fascinating, even glorious celebration of nature that will stir both children and adults to a finer appreciation of a wondrous, surprising world that’s right within their grasp.” – ALA Booklist

“This handsome effort is ideal for sharing.” – Kirkus Reviews


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