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The Tree Girl

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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
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Tara Books (first published June 1st 2005)
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Bobby
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
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Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will never tire of reading this book over and over again.
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