Big Tree

Brian Selznick


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Scholastic US
13 April 2023
ISBN: 9781338180633
560 pages

From the publisher

An incredible immersive novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick, a love letter to the natural world. Big Tree follows two tiny sycamore seeds, Louise and Merwin, as they try to save the world while searching for a safe place to grow. In the spirit of such timeless classics as Charlotte's Web, The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, Big Tree is a fast-paced epic adventure that takes readers on a mesmerizing journey from the prehistoric age to present day. It is filled with mystery and danger, humour, heart, and hope, and will captivate readers ages seven and up. Selznick creates a vivid fantastical world rooted in science, a cast of unforgettable original characters, and an exquisite escapade that takes readers on a mesmerising journey from prehistory through the meteoric transformation of Earth to present day. Big Tree is a tour de force from an ingenious creator at the top of his creative form. This story began as an original idea from film legend Steven Spielberg, and his production company has the film rights. A page-turning adventure with wonderful characters, about how even the smallest can make an impact and save our world Brian's first book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was the winner of the esteemed Caldecott Medal, the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books & made into a feature length film, HUGO, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Jude Law