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Solomon's Tree

by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson

tagged: native canadian, death & dying
5 of 5
2 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $10.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Feb 2005
ISBN:9781551433806
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Solomon has a special friendship with the big old maple outside his house. He knows the tree in all seasons and all weathers. When a terrible storm tears it up by its roots, Solomon is devastated. But through the healing process of making a mask from part of the tree with his uncle, he learns that the cycle of life continues and so does the friendship between himself and the tree.

About the Authors
Andrea Spalding immigrated to Canada in 1967 from Manchester, England. After living in Alberta for 24 years, Andrea relocated to British Columbia and lived on Pender Island. Her first children's book, The Most Beautiful Kite in the World, was selected as a Canadian Children's Book Center's "Our Choice." She has garnered awards and nominations ever since. For more information, visist www.andreaspalding.squarespace.com.
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Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings. For more information, visit www.janetwilson.ca.

 

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
  • Commended, First Nation Communities Read Award selection
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council Recommended Books
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee
  • Short-listed, BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"A rich celebration of the power and beauty of nature and family relationships, this picture book is a likely contender for national and international awards."

"Visually vibrant and generous."

"A strong, sensitive, beautifully interpreted title."

— Quill & Quire

"Janet Wilson's work is stunning and multi-dimensional."

"Solomon's Tree will no doubt soon be on the short list for major awards. It is a beautiful picture book and a pleasure to read aloud."

— Resource Links

"With its diversity and depth, this warm, caring book is one that readers of all ages will enjoy."

— Children's Book News

"A beautifully told and moving story of our bond with nature and how it can enrich our lives if we choose to see it in all its glory."

— BC Parent

"A book which is both touching and informative."

— The Whitehouse Star

"If a perfect author/illustrator team exists, then Andrea Spalding and Janet Wilson must be its embodiment."

"Spalding and Wilson have created a memorable cultural gift to pass on to the younger generation."

"Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"The robust art is exceptionally nice here, rich in fall colors and details that reflect the boy's culture."

— Booklist