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The Boy Who Grew A Tree


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 112 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 05/05/2022 ISBN: 9781913311308

The Boy Who Grew A Tree

Polly Ho-Yen, illus by Sojung Kim-McCarthy

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A charming illustrated (black & white) early reader, for readers aged 5-7, by the much-loved author of The Boy In The Tower.

Nature-loving Timi is unsettled by the arrival of a new sibling and turns to tending a tree growing in his local library. But there is something magical about the tree and it is growing FAST… and the library is going to close. Can Timi save the library and his tree, and maybe bring his community closer together along the way?

Selling Points:

  • The Boy Who Grew a Tree is aimed at readers aged 5+.
  • Polly is a winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Federation of Children's Book Groups Book Award. All three of her middlegrade novels have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
  • Filled with charming and mesmerising black & white illustrations to accompany the story, The Boy Who Grew a Tree will shine light on the need for nature, even in cities, whilst highlighting the sacred space of community libraries.
  • Tackling topics like the importance of libraries, becoming an older sibling and living in urban housing, The Boy Who Grew a Tree is a stunning book for young readers.
  • Publication will be supported by an extensive PR and Marketing campaign, which will include school, library and bookstore events, as well as partnerships with charities that support creating green spaces in urban areas and educating children from disadvantaged backgrounds about nature.


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