Corinna Luyken

The Tree in Me

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A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes

Through poetic text and exquisite illustrations of children reveling in nature, this picture book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature. "The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep . . . to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky."

As Corinna Luyken did in her award-winning My Heart, she again provides an invigorating conversation-starter that contains a world of truths--about self-esteem, community, and living a meaningful life.
 

Awards and Accolades for My Heart
New York Times Best Seller
PNBA Book Award Winner
Indie Next List Pick (Top 10)
Nerdies Best Picture Books of the Year
Book Page Best of the Year
Brain Pickings Best Books of the Year
 
* "This must-buy for librarians and teachers has myriad educational uses; it begs to be read aloud, and it is a masterful blending of text and illustration." —School Library Journal, starred review

* "Soothing, simple phrasing and masterful printmaking harness metaphors to make a heart's complexity accessible to children . . . Sensitive, stunning words and pictures speak directly to young hearts." —Kirkus, starred review

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Indie Next List Pick
Book Page Best of the Year


Awards and Accolades for The Book of Mistakes
New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
NPR Best of the Year
PNBA Book Award Winner
Nerdies Best Picture Books of the Year
Boston Globe Best of the Year
 
* "This will lead kids to see their own so-called mistakes in a new, more positive light." —Booklist, starred review

* "The idea of setbacks being opportunities in disguise is no stranger to picture book pages, but rarely has it been illuminated with such style, imagination, and compassion." —Publishers Weekly, starred review