The City Tree
Title: The City Tree
Published by: HarperCollins/Clarion Books
Release Date: April 4, 2023
Contributors: Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez
In this enchanting and informative picture book with environmental themes, a newly planted sidewalk tree transforms the neighborhood as residents nurture it through the seasons. Vibrantly illustrated and with extensive backmatter, this is a lovely ode to how trees make cities—and communities—better. Perfect for fans of The Night Gardener and The Curious Garden.
Dani lives on a city block carpeted with concrete—until a street tree moves in.
The tree brings the wonders of nature to Dani’s doorstep and is good company through the days and seasons. But it will need help to thrive . . .
This love letter to the many gifts of trees reminds us to take care of our neighbors—even those with roots, branches, and leaves.
“A simple story of a tree which transforms into a glorious celebration of life, growth, and community.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“A delightful combination of metaphors and vivid art as each season the tree continues to make the neighborhood a joyful place to live. Tranquil and calming, this is an ideal bedtime read.”
“Boss writes in praise of city greenery with this appealing story about the planting of a tree in front of a child’s apartment building.”