The Book of Trees

Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski


A big, beautifully illustrated book about one of nature’s greatest gifts, the tree, by the creators of the bestselling The Book of Bees

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What’s the tallest tree in the world?
How long have trees existed and how long can they live?
Where can you stay in a treehouse hotel?
And how can we make sure that trees survive for the future?

This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more with a light, witty touch. Piotr Socha tracks the history of trees from ancient times to the present day, examining along the way the role trees have played in history, legend and in the rest of the natural world.

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'Beautiful … There is humour in the images, and compelling detail and elegant composition'
Children’s Book of the Week, Sunday Times

'Informative and beautifully colour-illustrated'
Green Living Parent

Minerva Reads

'Brimming with hundreds of meticulously wrought, vibrant illustrations'
Parent Talk

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Further Details


Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 37.0 x 27.2 cm

Extent: 72 pp

Publication date: 13 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500651698

About the Author

Piotr Socha is a graphic designer and illustrator, and the son of a beekeeper. He is one of Poland’s most popular cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers.

Wojciech Grajkowski is a biologist, and has written widely on science and nature for children.