The Song of the Tree
**Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal**
‘A masterwork, every page a sumptuous feast of colour and composition’ – Financial Times, Summer Books of 2020
The lyrical, heart-warming new tale from the award-winning designer and creator of The Fox and the Star
Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home.
When the season changes she must say goodbye, but she isn’t ready to let go.
As she listens to the other animals, Bird learns to sing a new song.
A heart-warming and exquisitely-illustrated story, for Bickford-Smith The Song of the Tree is a celebration about the world around us and the importance of the natural world at a time when we need it the most. * Creative Review * Coralie Bickford-Smith depicts nature at its most majestic and tells a lovely fable about belonging * Financial Times * Never have the woods looked more beautiful than in this exquisite new fable about growing up, exploring the world and understanding where you belong. * Angels and Urchins Magazine * Another exquisite, clothbound tale from Coralie Bickford-Smith... [her] illustrations are so vivid and patterned, reminiscent of traditional African wax prints, that each page feels alive. The night-time stars and fireflies sparkle, though there's no glitter or foil used, while elsewhere the text swoops bird-like across the page. * Observer * My picture book of the year ... outstanding * New Statesman * I would like to frame each page * Guardian, Books of the Year * A star book for all ages ... the sort you want to keep for ever * Observer * Brilliant ... A delight -
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