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This Old Madrone Tree

An incredible treasure!

At the edge of the shore, an old Madrone tree stood tall. She gladly received numerous guests and travelers who rested on her trunks by providing them with a safe haven and wonderful fruits while watching the ocean. Every season brought new visitors, which she relished. Herons, eagles, hummingbirds, geese, and her everyday resident, the fungus, all enjoyed her company.

We picked this book for its cover. The book is the author's ode to the Madrone tree, elegantly seizing the essence of their optimism while delicately discussing its sacrifice. The illustrations are whimsical and capture the mood of the plot.

This Old Madrone Tree by Barbara Herkert, gorgeously illustrated by Marlo Garnsworthy, can help children understand and cherish the beauty of trees and have a greater appreciation for nature.

Originally published: 2023

Author: Barbara Herkert

Illustrator: Marlo Garnsworthy

Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (5.0), Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (4.5), Cover (4.5) & Ease (4.0)

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