Sky Tree

Sky Tree

4.28 (208 ratings by Goodreads)
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"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." --Booklist (starred review)

In this stunning book by Thomas Locker, exquisite paintings are paired with questions about nature, making science comes alive through art. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year!

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.

Sky Tree combines the artistic beauty and the scientific wonder of ever-changing nature into a satisfying experience for the soul and the mind.

Each page poses a discussion question, and at the back of the book is an explanation of how Thomas Locker created each beautiful oil painting.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 203 x 252 x 3mm | 160g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0064437507
  • 9780064437509
  • 72,111

Back cover copy

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.
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Review quote

"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 (starred review)

"This handsome effort is ideal for sharing." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Rating details

208 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 51% (107)
4 30% (63)
3 14% (29)
2 3% (7)
1 1% (2)
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