Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780702324345 Category:

The Oak Tree

Julia Donaldson, Victoria Sand y

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9780702324345 Category:


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Watch a thousand years unfold in the life of one magnificent
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

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

The final pages of the book contain extra fascinating
facts about oak trees and the animals that depend on them.

Praise for The Christmas Pine, also
by Julia Donaldson and Victoria Sandoy:

“Magical . . . as well as paying tribute to tradition, the
gentle rhythmic verse and stunning pictures illuminate the two other
things close to Julia’s heart: the power of children and song”
Good Housekeeping

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.

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