Big Tree

By Brian Selznick

Hardcover edition

Publisher Scholastic Imprint Scholastic Inc. ISBN


Big Tree

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From #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes a trailblazing adventure--filled with heart, heroism and hope--about siblings, growing up, finding home, and saving the world. Big Tree is Selznick's most imaginative and ambitious work to date!

Hello, stars. I thought I heard you calling me. A mysterious voice has been calling to Louise in her dreams. She and her brother Merwin are Sycamore seeds, searching for a safe place to grow. As they sail into the unknown, far from their Mama Tree, they must use their wits and imaginations to navigate a dangerous world--filled with monsters, meteors, and volcanoes!--and the fear of never finding the right conditions to set down roots and become big trees. Meanwhile, the mysterious voice grows louder until Louise realizes what it means: The fate of all life on Earth just might depend on the bravery of these two little seeds.

In the spirit of such bestselling classics as The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz, with an originality all his own, Selznick creates a vivid world shown from the plants' point of view and rooted entirely in science. A cast of unforgettable characters--from Mushroom Ambassadors and underwater Scientists to a wise Ghost Leaf and the mad King Seaweed--take readers on a funny, fast-paced, and mesmerizing journey from the Big Bang to the present day.

Big Tree is like nothing we've seen before--a tour de force from an ingenious creator at the top of his creative form!

Afterword. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white illustrations created with pencil. 
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