Stephen Hogtun author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:3rd Aug '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

Leaves cover

A beautiful debut picture book about intergenerational relationships and the memories we hold dear.

**'Luminous and unforgettable' - Emma Chichester Clark****'Utterly pitch perfect' - Debi Gliori****'Heartwarming and heartbreaking' - Caryl Hart**--- When a wise old tree takes a tiny sapling into his care, they both learn what it means to make memories and put down roots. He keeps her sheltered from storms and shaded from the scorching sun, and supported by his love, she grows and grows. There are so many things to see and to learn: how to appreciate the beauty of the world; how to be strong against the wind, but flexible enough to bend. Together, they make memories they'll hold on to forever. But when the old tree's leaves begin to fall, it's time for the sapling to grow up and take her own place in the world - and to learn how to hold on to the memories that mean so much. Filled with beautiful, luminous artwork, this heartfelt picture book is a story for everyone - both young and old.

This book tackles an enormous subject in the simplest and most beautiful way. Every word is perfect, carefully chosen, and the gentle characters of the trees are luminous and unforgettable -- Emma Chichester Clark, award-winning illustrator of The Misadventures of Frederick
Utterly pitch perfect and all the more stunning for being a debut. It’s breathtakingly, heartbreakingly beautiful and suffused with love and light -- Debi Gliori, bestselling creator of No Matter What
What a beautiful book. The story manages to capture the unique hope and heartache of life's cycle and parental love with such gentle, wise words and spectacular seasonal scenes. It has the same classic feel as The Giving Tree * Alexandra Page *
A moving, heartfelt and utterly beautiful picture book from an incredible new talent * A Word About Books *
A haunting and beautiful story told from an unusual point of view ... The dreamlike art takes us through the seasons, and makes us think about life from a new perspective * Storytime Magazine *
A truly beautiful book that shines in both its moving message and its gorgeous illustration style * Sloan Magazine *
Invaluable for literacy teaching . . . poignant but heartening, demonstrating in the enduring power of love. This is a fabulous book for key stage 1 and 2; excellent for PHSE, supporting children through loss, change and bereavement. * The School Libraries Association *
A breathtaking beauty of a book. * Edspire.co.uk *
There are not many children’s books that leave you with goosebumps and a sense of tranquility. This remarkable book is an emotive read, perfect for adults and children alike. * Get Kids Booked *
One of the most beautiful children’s books I’ve ever read . . . it will be a classic. * Little Bug Togs *
A glorious picture book that deserves to be gifted, shared, realised and loved. * Bookwagon.co.uk *
This tender book, full of light, love, nurturing and loss is at once heart-warming and truly heart-breaking. * Caryl Hart, author of Sonny Says *

ISBN: 9781526606884

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

32 pages