Little Tree [hc]
By Loren Long [Ohio]
In the middle of a little forest there lives a Little Tree, who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. Life is perfect just the way it is.
Autumn arrives, and with it the cool winds that ruffle Little Tree’s leaves. One by one the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold of winter head on. But not Little Tree- he hugs his leaves as tightly as he can. Year after year Little Tree remains unchanged, his leaves having long since turned brown and withered. What would he be without them? This story challenges each of us to have the courage to let go. And to grow. 40 pages
2016 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children | Honor Book | Children's Fiction
October 27, 2015
AR Level=2.5; Lexile Level=520