Up in the Tree by Margaret AtwoodUp in the Tree by Margaret Atwood

Up in the Tree

byMargaret Atwood

Hardcover | January 16, 2006

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This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood -- playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole.

When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she handlettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures. The delightful result reminds us that technology hasn't necessarily made things better. This facsimile edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her most recent books include the novel The Heart Goes Last (2015) and a collection of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Forthcoming in 2016 are Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, and Angel...
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Title:Up in the TreeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.06 × 6.63 × 0.38 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888997299

ISBN - 13:9780888997296

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun story We like the simplicity of the setting of this book (created using combinations of only two colours), and it's fun to read.
Date published: 2017-01-25

Editorial Reviews

"...a whimsical story of two big-eyed kids who, indeed, live in a tree....for those who think Atwood can't do cute, think again." - Calgary Herald"...little people will...become enchanted by the sounds and cadence of the words in Up in The Tree." - Globe and Mail"A delightful addition for any school, library or personal collection! Highly recommended." - Resource Links"Spare and simple, this 30-year-old title offers a refreshing return to basics." - Booklist"The lyrical, rhyming text will delight even the youngest children, and early readers will be able to read the book independently. Highly recommended." - Resource Links"This could be a collectible - not just because it's Atwood. Because it still rocks....a gem of a book." - Sheree Fitch, New Brunswick Telegraph