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The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker
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The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker
Hardcover $18.99
Mar 14, 2023 | ISBN 9781536223293

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Having established himself as a picture-book creator unafraid of taking the long view, Becker offers an oddly comforting look at how wars, floods, and humanity itself can pass in just a blink of an eye. . . . Look upon this work, ye mighty picture-book creators, and despair. A stunning accomplishment.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Esteemed illustrator of wordless books, Aaron Becker, presents a new offering which takes on the environment and industrialization. . . . Whether using this as a lap book where the reader can appreciate the details of each setting or as a commentary on the importance of being good stewards of the land, this title serves as a beautifully crafted cautionary tale.
—School Library Connection (starred review)

In this spectacular wordless tale that takes a long view of time’s passing, Becker (Journey) spotlights a single tree’s life cycle against a changing backdrop of human conflicts, technological change, and natural events. . . . In a sweeping, carefully detailed work that’s visually reminiscent of Anno’s Journey, Becker distills a lengthy timeline into bite-size rises and falls whose beats offer hope and solace for the long term.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Whole societies are encompassed in the fixed panels of Aaron Becker’s latest wondrous wordless picture book, proffering awesome reminders of both the impacts and impermanence of human progress.
—Foreword Reviews (starred review)

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