The Memory Tree by Britta TeckentrupThe Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup

The Memory Tree

byBritta Teckentrup

Picture Books | November 25, 2014

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A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies.

Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest, but now he is tired. He lies down in his favourite clearing, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And so, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger with each memory, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive.

This gentle story about the loss of a loved one is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.

Britta Teckentrup is an illustrator, fine artist and writer. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and went on to study at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta has created over 40 books, translated in 20 languages worldwide, and her artwork has been shown at exhibitions all over the world. She lives and work...
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Title:The Memory TreeFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:9.75 × 9.75 × 0.25 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1408326345

ISBN - 13:9781408326343

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A moving children's book about loss and grief This book offers adults a way to help children understand death. It is a shame that this book is now quite difficult to find.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it! A gentle, beautiful way to explain the passing of a loved one,
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very thoughtful, not scary I purchased this when my grandfather passed away. He was my children's first loss and I hadn't thought about how to approach the subject. This book was lovely.
Date published: 2016-11-15