Published by Christy Ottaviano Books, Illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon

Every tree has a story. Some trees have lived many lifetimes, standing as silent witnesses to history. Some are remarkable for their age and stature; others for their usefulness. A bristlecone pine tree in California is more than 4,000 years old; A major oak in England was used as a hiding place for Robin Hood and his men.

The fourteen trees in this book have earned the title “Celebritrees” for their global fame and significance. Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring, but what they can tell us about history.

Charming folk-inspired illustrations bring the stories behind these famous trees to life.


NDLA Flicker Tale Book Award
A New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing selection
“One of the 20 Best Children’s Books of 2011”

Parent’s Magazine

A CBC Notable Social Studies Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection