Up in the Tree

Up in the Tree

Book - 2006
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Two children rejoice in their home up in a tree, free from parental guidance and earthbound concerns. But when beavers gnaw their ladder into matchsticks, the children aren't sure they want to be quite so alone. Playful, whimsical, and wry, the story is vintage Atwood. Long out of print, Up in the Tree was first published in 1978. Because it was considered too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada, Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, but hand-lettered the type. This facsimile edition captures all the charm of the original, and makes a thoughtful gift for Atwood fans as well as for young readers.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780888997296
0888997299
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.

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LPL_DanC Apr 21, 2016

Margaret Atwood wrote and illustrated a picture book? Yes, and even hand-lettered it. Possibly she chopped down the trees and converted them by hand into the paper it's printed on, as well. After all, she's a Canadian, and they can do anything. Especially make great picture books, like this one.

melissapowl Jun 05, 2009

I love this book--one of the few Atwood books in my collection. In 1978 there wasn't much interest in publishing children's books in Canada so Ms. Atwood wrote, illustrated (using only two colours) and even hand-lettered the text. Of course the fact that one of the main characters is an owl is what attracted me to it in the first place!

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Jun 01, 2009

Easy to read, short story with basic pictures. Any age.

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