The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
“The tale of the natural world is the greatest story we have to tell, and Brian delivers a brilliant chapter of that tale throughout the pages of Big Tree.” — STEVEN SPIELBERG
* “An enthralling and expansive meditation on what it means to be alive on this planet.” —Booklist, starred review
* “A balanced and rich book. . . . Powerful.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred and recommended review
* “In evocative prose and peppery dialogue . . . the cinematic story journeys across time and space, contemplating the power of life to heal.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Inspirational, important, and beautiful. A fable for our times." — Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee and Ground Zero
"Hello, stars. I thought I heard you calling me."
A mysterious voice has been speaking to Louise in her dreams. She and her brother Merwin are Sycamore seeds, who hope to one day set down roots and become big trees. But when a fire forces them to leave their mama tree prematurely, they find themselves catapulted into the unknown, far from home. Alone and unprepared, they must use their wits and imagination to navigate a dangerous world—filled with dinosaurs, meteors, and volcanoes!—and the fear of never finding a safe place to grow up. As the mysterious voice gets louder, Louise comes to realize their mission in life may be much bigger than either of them ever could have imagined!
Brimming with humor, wonder, mystery, and a profound sense of hope, Big Tree is a trailblazing adventure, illustrated with nearly 300 pages of breathtaking pictures. It is Selznick's most imaginative and far-reaching work to date and a singular reading experience for the whole family!