Tree Beings

Tree Beings

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About the Authors

Raymond Huber lives in New Zealand. He has been a social worker, gardener, primary school teacher, lecturer, and is currently a writer and editor.

He’s written Science and English textbooks and short stories for children.

In 2010, Sting, his first novel for Walker Books Australia, was short-listed for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, as well as being a Storylines Notable Book.

His second novel, Wings, was short-listed for the 2012 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

Sandra Severgnini's fascination with the magical natural world around her inspires her words and brings sensitivity and humour to her illustrations

We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are.

With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just 'silent statues', it focuses on four big ideas:

  • Trees give life to the planet.
  • Trees can help save us from climate change.
  • Trees are like beings.
  • Trees need our help and protection.

Along the way, you'll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world's oldest living things. You'll encounter the eccentric British professor who travelled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you'll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet!

You'll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they 'talk' and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text.

Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!

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