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My Tree by Hope Lim
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May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9780823443383

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★ “Transcending time and place, this gentle book will take root in many hearts.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ “Empathic vulnerability marks every page of Lim’s story . . . Lim and Na’s poignantly affecting collaboration is a reassuring homage to resilient adaptation, familial support and unexpectedly nurturing friendships, ensuring My Tree will take root in hearts of all ages.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

“Lim’s comforting story speaks to the importance of nature in creating a sense of well-being and belonging. . . . Na’s digital artwork features a springlike palette, favoring shades of plum, pink, and blue. The full-bleed spreads are richly hued, except for those depicting the boy’s imagination, which turn pastel. A good choice for one-on-one sharing or for Earth Day story hours.” —Booklist

“Na (That’s My Carrot) gives this quiet story heft and drama with bold, crisped-edged forms; saturated hues; and feathery details. The spreads flow into each other, carrying much of the story’s emotional weight. Lim, meanwhile, crafts this story with a tree-scale sense of time, paying homage to an arboreal marker of the past and offering hope that stretches out into the future.”—Publishers Weekly
“Themes of resilience, hope, and vulnerability run through Lim’s simple and poetic text. Na’s digital illustrations help build empathy. . . . Gentle symbolism employed throughout creates opportunities for discussion of change, connection, and adaptation.” —The Horn Book

“The lyrical text of this book would make for an enchanting readaloud, and it pairs well with Na’s dreamy digital art with its scratchy textures and off-color palette, depicting the plum tree with gorgeous pink wood and dotting purples and yellows into nature to great effect. While this story is likely to resonate particularly well with immigrant viewers, any kid experiencing big change will relate to the boy reaching out for something familiar.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Colorful digital illustrations are filled with small details and reveal the massive tree and the child’s love for it. This tale of a boy’s devotion and regard for the natural world is quietly endearing, and the young protagonist will be a comfort to others who have said goodbye to home.”School Library Journal

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