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The Tree Girl

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Two sisters live on the edge of a great rainforest. When soldiers destroy the forest, the sisters must try to find a new way of life. But strange things are in store for them . . .

Inspired by an old Indian folktale, this is a lyrical fable of metamorphosis and the connections between human beings and nature. The atmospheric art in this handsome book is set off against colo
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Tara Books (first published June 1st 2005)
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Sep 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Much like The Lorax, this book is about how human greed and hubris can have devastating consequences for nature and those who depend on nature for their day-to-day survival. Though adapted from an old Indian (as in India, not Native-American) folk tale, the story has a broad appeal that should speak to children and adults of all sorts of backgrounds and cultures. The book itself is more like an art book (with tea-stained handcrafted paper, individually pasted colored inserts, etc) than a regular ...more
Lisa Vegan
Sep 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: tree & nature lovers, those who care about sustainability & human rights, folk tale fans
Recommended to Lisa by: Bobby
This book is a real treasure. Thanks to the generosity of Bobby, one of my book club members, who lent me this book, I got a chance to read it and savor the pictures.

This book is printed on letterpress and handmade in India and it’s gorgeous. It feels and looks like a completely handmade book.

I enjoyed the story from India so much more than I’d anticipated. There are important messages about sustainability, human rights, human greed, human compassion and empathy, and nature. It’s a terrific sto
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will never tire of reading this book over and over again.
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