The Old Oak Tree (pb)

Hilary Briar, Reid Briar,

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ISBN: 9781774711996

The Old Oak Tree (pb)

  Author:   Hilary Briar, Reid Briar,
  Artist :   Angela Doak    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing Limited

A musical tale in verse following a robin through a year of seasons in her oak tree home, and a tender-hearted exploration of the cycle of life, featuring delicate paper-collage illustrations.

Once there was a robin
As happy as could be
Because she lived up in the branches
Of an old oak tree

An old oak tree
A strong oak tree
The happiest oak
That you ever did see

This musical tale follows a robin as she makes her home in an old oak tree, a tree that shelters her and many other creatures—from squirrels to foxes to bears!—from many storms, and for many seasons. Until one night, when a terrible storm comes. When the tree falls, robin and all of the other animals who have relied on the tree must say goodbye. As the season turns from winter back to spring, the tree, now a nurse log, becomes home to a new kind of life.

A tender-hearted story gently exploring the cycle of life and death and rebirth, The Old Oak Tree can be read as either a song or a verse story, and features tactile recycled-paper artwork from celebrated artist Angela Doak (My First Book of Canadian Birds) and sheet music for budding musicians who want to play along.

The Old Oak Tree

Listen to an MP3 of The Old Oak Tree with Special Thanks to the following members of the Annapolis Valley Junior Honour Choir: Alana MacPhee (director), Elizabeth Kindred Barnes, Suvi Cohoon, Abby MacPhee, Alexandra Milne, Addie Murphy, Erin Tenyenhuis, and Lola Vardy. Audio recorded and edited by Brian Riley.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774711996
Item NB1715
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on May 9 2024
Language ENG
Pages 24
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Hilary and Reid Briar have made a cozy home in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley with their son and a raggle-taggle crew of animal friends. Reid is an elementary school music teacher and Hilary works for the regional public library.

Hilary and Reid Briar have made a cozy home in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley with their son and a raggle-taggle crew of animal friends. Reid is an elementary school music teacher and Hilary works for the regional public library.

Angela Doak is a collage artist and photographer. All of her work is done first as collage, made up of fabric, candy and gum wrappers, misprints, junk mail, and just about anything else that fits the image she's making at the time. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and two children