|Happiest tree : a story of growing up|
Author: Yi, Hyon-ju
Growing up is seen and experienced through the perspective of a ginkgo tree.
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Booklist - 06/01/2019 For the tree narrator, time passes slowly. At age 10, the tree and its friends, the birds and the cats, enjoy the beautiful music of the Rose piano class on the ground floor of the neighboring apartment building. By age 14, the tree is excited to see itself represented by Mr. Artist, the resident on the second floor, who has painted details and full-length portraits of it in all seasons. At age 17, the tree enjoys watching the Kong family’s active puppies through the third-floor window. When it views a lonely grandmother on the fourth floor, its branches droop in sympathy, seen through drops of a blue-gray rainfall. Moon, stars, and shadowy reflections pass as the tree thinks about space, time, and loneliness. But finally, at full maturity, the tree rises above the building, sees the other trees, and becomes the “happiest ginko in town.” The vertical trim-size mirrors the growing tree and showcases Korean author-illustrator Lee's expressive artwork. The soft pastels of each page reflect the emotions in growing up. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.