Strange Trees

And the Stories Behind Them

Bernadette Pourquiee, Cecile Gambini


     8.75 × 12 in (22.2 × 30.5 cm)
40 pages
30 color illustrations
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Rights: North America
ISBN: 9781616894597

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles, sausages, crowns, and ones that walk or even explode? Crazy, maybe, but true. Find out more about these, and others, in this colorfully illustrated collection of the most bizarre---but real---trees from around the world, once again reminding us that the art of nature is far stranger thanfiction. The perfect book for inquisitive naturalists with imaginations, Strange Trees also includes a map of the world showing where the trees grew.

Bernadette Pourqui lives among fig trees in the South of France. She has worked in publishing and written several books and plays for children.

Designer C cile Gambini has illustrated numerous children's books and lives in France near many beautiful, if ordinary, trees.

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Kirkus Reviews:

"Charmingly illustrated.... Each woody marvel is described in a separate two-page, colorfully bordered spread, with facts given on the left, and a dreamy, folk-style painting opposite."

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