The Song of the Tree

The Song of the Tree

Summary

**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.

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Coralie Bickford-Smith

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