The Happiness Tree: Celebrating the Gifts of Trees We Treasure

Paper over Board | September 2, 2008

byAndrea Alban Gosline, Andrea Alban AlbanIllustratorLisa Burnett Bossi

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This celebration of one of Earth's most precious resources embraces the beauty of trees and brings them to life with attributes sure to resonate with readers of all ages: peace, generosity, love, and happiness. With a detailed index of state trees, THE HAPPINESS TREE is a welcome reminder that everything good begins right here.

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This celebration of one of Earth's most precious resources embraces the beauty of trees and brings them to life with attributes sure to resonate with readers of all ages: peace, generosity, love, and happiness. With a detailed index of state trees, THE HAPPINESS TREE is a welcome reminder that everything good begins right here.

Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Bossi are the co-creators of inspirational books, greeting cards, and guided journals. Written with heart by Andrea, and transformed with a lush palette by Lisa, their creative works draws on a love of family and nature's wonders. They are also the author and illustrator of January's Child: A Birthday Mon...

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Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:40 pages, 10.07 × 10.24 × 0.31 inPublished:September 2, 2008Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312370172

ISBN - 13:9780312370176

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Read from the Book

“Everything good begins with me,”
the acorn told its mother tree,
and drifted on the dancing breeze,
to find a cloak of golden leaves.

Bookclub Guide

Thank you for sharing The Happiness Tree with your children! We provide many ideas to deepen their understanding of various themes in the artistic, scientific and personal realms. From language arts exercises to outdoor activities, we encourage thoughtful observation and wish to awaken the children's reverence for the natural world. Trees provide beauty, shelter, fuel, food and clean air. They also inspire art and poetry, by arousing emotions and filling our senses. Indeed, trees stand for our very best qualities as human beings.We hope to inspire your students to express their own original ideas and, like the little acorn we meet in the opening scene, begin journeys, among friends, with the motto:"Everything good begins with me." TOur very best wishes,Lisa Burnett Bossi & Andrea Alban Gosline

Editorial Reviews

"Beautiful.the jewel-toned illustrations of the natural world immediately draw the eye..handsomely illustrated." -School Library Journal