When Anna and Benjamin visit their cousin Robin in the countryside, he introduces them to the 300-year old oak tree growing in the forest. As the seasons change, so does the great oak. The curious children build a den beside the tree when the leaves fall, learn to ski in the snowy forest, and search for animals in the spring sunshine. And one night, the old oak tree helps Benjamin when he discovers something surprising...
Lovingly illustrated with detail and a true understanding about the relationship with children and nature, Dutch author and illustrator Gerda Muller shines once again. Of her work, Gerda says: "When I work alone in my studio, I feel the presence of a child who looks and often guides me; it is for that child that I work – not for parents or for publishers."
• 32 pages
• Ideal for ages 3-6 years
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