The Tree

by Patricia Wielinski & Illustrated by Leo Price



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/18/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 22
ISBN : 9781480814233
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 22
ISBN : 9781480814226

About the Book

Graceful as a ballerina and strong as a well-trained athlete, the Bing cherry tree in George and Emily Martin’s yard has a good strong trunk with branches that reach out in all directions. The neighborhood children, including the Martin’s neighbor Jennifer, love to visit the tree and sit in its branches. They know it’s a special tree, and they treat it with respect.


Grumpy George doesn’t like the kids sitting in his tree everyday; he’s afraid they’re going to hurt the tree. His wife, Emily, tries to assure him that the children are well-behaved and respectful and he should not fear for the tree. 


One day, George makes a surprise visit to the tree and learns firsthand the kids are respectful and they love the tree. Once he gets to know the kids and sees how nice they are, George has a complete change of heart and takes on a new attitude about seeing the children sit in the tree. He learns a valuable lesson about sharing and caring.

About the Author

Patricia Wielinski grew up in Ohio and graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio. She attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola College of Maryland in Baltimore. Wielinski lives in Rocky River, Ohio. She has one grown son.