The Searcher and Old Tree
After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoon returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches. Oblivious to the rain and wind of a raging storm, the raccoon is protected and sheltered by the tree. Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simple, yet powerful, allegory about the safety of home and the strength of unconditional love.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Charlesbridge
(first published January 15th 2007)
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This book was alright. The text wasn't too long, and the illustrations are nice. But the story didn't do much for me. It's one of those "quiet" stories without much plot. For example, the main character doesn't have a problem to solve. The story just happens *to* the main character.
David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year...moreMore about David McPhail...