Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Andersen Press

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Age 4+

Picture Storybooks Family & Home Stories Social Issues: Environment & Green Issues

The inspiring tale of conservation told through the life of a tree called Adoette, and all the things she saw in her 100 years on Earth, from award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Lydia Monks.

Adoette lived to be 100 years old. Just imagine all the things she saw! She lived on the same street all her life, but one day, people decided it would be best if she would go...

Lydia Monks beautifully tells the tale of the life of one tree, from a young sapling to a mighty oak, becoming the beating heart of the community she lived in, right up until the day they cut her down. But there's hope, when one little girl takes one of her acorns to plant in the community garden.


Lydia Monks is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books, probably best known for her illustrations of Julia Donaldson's books, which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into 25 languages worldwide. Lydia’s long list of awards includes the Smarties Award, the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award, the Specsaver, Nielsen Gold Bestseller Award, the Red Big Book Award and the Pan Mac Award. She lives in Sheffield.

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