A magical and deeply personal story written by Joseph Coelho, a multi-award-winning poet and Waterstones Children's Laureate. Inspired by his own childhood experiences growing up in a tower block, this enchanting tale follows three children living in the tower block as they embark on a fantastical adventure that transforms their view of home.
In this modern-day fable, the children discover a new world of magic and adventure hidden within their tower block. They venture into a strange, otherworldly place inside a tree and encounter an old man with supernatural powers. Along the way, they learn a valuable lesson: the magic they were searching for had been right there in their tower block all along.
This story beautifully combines poetic storytelling with captivating illustrations, creating an enchanting narrative that will captivate both children and adults. The Girl Who Became a Tree is a powerful tale that celebrates the idea that nature exists everywhere, and everyone should have access to it. It challenges the separation of "urban" spaces from the countryside, reminding us that magic and adventure can be found in unexpected places.
This poignant and uplifting story encourages readers to explore the wonders of their own surroundings and discover the beauty and magic in unexpected corners of their world.