One Day This Tree Will Fall

One Day This Tree Will Fall
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Release Date
March 26, 2024
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Discover how a tree’s wounds and decay bring new life to the forest ecosystem in this lyrical nonfiction picture book for fans of Because of an Acorn and A Stone Sat Still.

When a tree falls, is its story over?

There are many ways a tree’s story could end: Gobbled up by a bird as a tiny seed. Damaged by wind or ice or fire. Chopped down and hauled away. But some trees—this tree—survives. And grows old. Riddled with scars, cracks, and crevices, it becomes a place creatures large and small call home.

One day, after standing tall for centuries, this tree will fall. But even then, is its story over? Or will it continue to nurture the forest and its creatures for many years to come? Complete with additional information about the role trees play in a forest ecosystem, this sweeping story invites readers of all ages to celebrate the incredible life cycle and afterlife of trees.

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One Day This Tree Will Fall was a beautiful and informational read.

This lyrical text shares the story of a tree, through its lifecycle, including what will happen after it falls.

The illustrations provided by Coleman are gorgeous. The are expertly textured, detailing the tree as a character as it grows and ages, as well as everything that interacts with it as time passes.

The story is very informative and engaging. You can learn even more from the back matter, which includes a short glossary and additional resources.
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