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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Written by Hiawyn Oram

Illustrated by Birgitta Sif

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing Synopsis

What happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right? Greedy Greenbackboy's got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean. But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy... From the illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play.

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing Press Reviews

[...] the book is beautiful to look at and filled with quirky characters. * Andrea Reece, LoveReading * [...] the pages positively glow and as for the story well what is not to love about stories of bravery, heroism and friendship. * Armadillo * The story has a strong moral message about power, decision making, responsibility and protecting after the earth. Beautifully illustrated with a fairy-tale quality the fable is a lyrical introduction to ecology and conservation. * Brenda Marshall, School Library Association * This is a wonderful book to share. * Pat Thompson, Carousel *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406373523
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Hiawyn Oram
Illustrator: Birgitta Sif
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years and has more than 90 books published to date, including the picture books Angry Arthur, The Good Mood Hunt and Filbert, the Good Little Fiend, illustrated by Jimmy Liao. She has won the Japanese Picture Book Award and the Prix du Livre Culturel. She lives in West London. Find her on Twitter as @hiawynoram. Birgitta Sif was born in Iceland and lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up. She is the illustrator of Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, written by Alicia Potter, as well ...

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