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publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Solomon's Tree

by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson

tagged: native canadian, death & dying
5 of 5
2 ratings
rated!
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list price: $10.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: Feb 2005
pages: 32
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 is the author (with Georgina Montgomery) of The Pender Palate (Loon Books, 1992) and Andrea & David Spalding wrote The Flavours of Victoria (Orca, 1994) as well as a guide book to the islands. Andrea and David are married and live on Pender Island, and between them are authors of more than forty books.

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Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist. Her book Shannen and the Dream for a School won the First Nation Communities Read award, was nominated for the Silver Birch Award, and is soon to be a TV movie. Her picture book, Our Earth: How kids are saving the planet, was the winner of the Science in Society Book Award. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, a community with a strong environmental focus.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Commended, First Nation Communities Read Award selection
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council Recommended Books
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Short-listed, BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"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

"A book which is both touching and informative."

— The Whitehouse Star

"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

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

— Booklist

"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

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

— Children's Book News

"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