Immerse yourself in a world of beauty and hope through this exquisite picture book that illuminates the incredible power we possess to transform our world. Set in the midst of a harsh urban environment, a thief attempts to snatch an old woman's bag, only to discover that acquiring it comes with a condition—she must promise to "plant them all." The bag, it turns out, is filled with acorns, setting the young thief on a journey that alters not only her life but also the destinies of many for generations to come. Drawing inspiration from the belief that our connection with nature is fundamental, and particularly crucial in current times, The Promise weaves a magical tale that will resonate with readers young and old alike. Nicola Davies masterfully portrays a vision of a world where humans and nature coexist harmoniously, emphasizing the need to rekindle this essential relationship. Accompanied by Laura Carlin's tender illustrations, this book captures a young girl's evolution from a harsh reality to a world rejuvenated with beauty and vitality.