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The Shade Tree

Regular price $23.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781778400186
  • Tags: Aldana Libros, All Books, Children's Books, Suzy Lee,
  • Dimensions: 7 x 9.75
  • Published On: 08/22/2023
  • 32 Pages

From the extraordinary Hans Christian Andersen award winner Suzy Lee comes an inventive retelling of a Korean folk tale about a young traveler who outwits a rich, selfish man to ensure that villagers will always be able to rest in the shade of a magnificent tree.

Villagers like to come to rest and cool down in the shade of a huge, old tree. But when a young traveler decides to join them one day, a rich man on whose land the tree stands demands they leave because he owns the tree and therefore its shade. Thinking fast, the traveler strikes a deal: one that will enable him to outsmart the rich man—and ensure that the villagers will always have access to the shade tree's shade, wherever it may fall.

With simple, elegant illustrations, The Shade Tree is a striking story about one person's quest to combat greed for the greater good.

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids

2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award winning illustrator Suzy Lee is a critically acclaimed, award-winning Korean picture book artist and illustrator. Her books include Mirror, Wave, and Shadow, which are known collectively as "The Border Trilogy."