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The Girl Who Talked to Trees
11 Nov 2021 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781800242258

Magical interlinked stories about what one girl learns from talking to trees throughout Time and from around the world.

Fiction / YFC (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 240 pages  Illus: 200 integrated col
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror
Also by Natasha Farrant
The Girl Who Talked to Treesby Natasha Farrant, illustrated by Lydia Corry

Magical interlinked stories about what one girl learns from talking to trees throughout Time and from around the world in a sumptuous gift book presentation. From the team who brought you Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror, Costa Book Award winning Natasha Farrant and Lydia Corry.

Olive's best friend is a four-hundred-year-old oak tree, and it is in danger. As she tumbles into its magic world, she makes it a promise. From deep roots to high branches, a Persian garden to an underwater forest, from tulip trees to wild apple to vengeful box, she listens to the trees telling stories for all time. And she keeps her promise.

With a conservation message and facts about tree science alongside the magic and wonder of seven beautifully imagined original stories, this full-colour gift book enchants and reminds us of the importance of trees in our lives.

'Terrific and inspirational' Irish Times

Natasha Farrant is a writer and literary scout. She is the author of Costa Children's Book Award winner Voyage of the Sparrowhawk (Faber, 2020), and other novels. She lives in London with her family.
Lydia Corry graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2009. Her publishing debut was Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror (Zephyr). She lives with her family in Hastings.

Full-colour companion volume to Guardian Book of the Year Eight Princesses and the Magic Mirror by the same author/artist team.

For readers of eight to eighty, a lavish gift book which mixes original fairy tale stories with tree science.

Original stories from all around the globe.

For 7+ readers.

MARKET: Eight Princesses and the Magic Mirror; The Restless Girls; The Lost Spells by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris; The Big Book of Blue by Yuval Zommer.

'A magic realist sequence of linked talks in which various species give up their secrets to Olive, so she emerges strong enough to defend them all' Observer

'A nature-lover's treat' Sunday Times

'Told with elegance and wit by Costa winner Farrant' i newspaper

'This book of exceptionally excellent princesses is completely gorgeous. The stories & illustrations shine with the same clear light' Hilary McKay, author of 2018 Costa prize-winning, The Skylarks' War.
'Wonderful contemporary storytelling with a classic feel' The Bookseller, Editor's choice.
'Slightly older fairy tale fans, especially those who enjoy Rebel Girls-style empowerment, will relish Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror (Zephyr) by Natasha Farrant, enriched by Lydia Corry's delicious pictures' Guardian, Book of the Year 2019.
'A beautiful book to share with a class' Books for Topics.
'These tales are enchanting in both their realness and their whimsy'
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