Hello, Tree

by Ana Crespo (Author) Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)

Hello, Tree
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Inspired by the 2013 Black Forest fire and told from the viewpoint of a tree watching its home destroyed, Hello, Tree is about the kinship between humans and nature, and preservation of the environment. It was a swallow who called it first. "Fire's coming!" And the animals ran away. Even the insects tried to flee. The girl and her family left, too. All I could do...was wait. When a wildfire comes roaring into the forest, all the animals and humans flee. But all the tree can do is wait. Wait until many days and nights pass. Wait until the fire loses the battle. And wait until the forest is still before the forest can be reborn and the animals and the girl can come back.
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Review quotes

"[A]...quietly powerful tale of ecological awareness."—Kirkus
Ana Crespo
Ana Crespo nació en Brasil y se mudó a Estados Unidos para obtener su maestría en educación. Aquí se enamoró de los cuentos para niños cuando empezó a leérselos a su hija, pero quería ver libros de autores brasileños, ¡con personajes brasileños! Cuando nació su hijo comenzó a escribir sus propios cuentos. Es autora de The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, ganador del International Latino Book Award, y de la serie My Emotions & Me.

Originally from Brazil, Ana Crespo moved to the United States to pursue a master of education. She fell in love with children's books when she began reading them to her daughter. But she wanted to see books by Brazilian authors, featuring Brazilian characters! After her son was born, she decided to write her own stories. Ana is the author of The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, which won an International Latino Book Award, and the My Emotions & Me series.

Giovana Medeiros nació en Brasil. Actualmente vive en Lisboa, Portugal, donde trabaja como ilustradora independiente. Ilustró Running on Sunshine, In the Garden, y otros libros para niños de diferentes partes del mundo.

Originally from Brazil, Giovana Medeiros is now a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the illustrator of Running on Sunshine, In the Garden, and several other children's books from publishers around the world.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
September 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV029010 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Environment
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Forest fires

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