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How to Be More Tree: Essential Life Lessons for Perennial Happiness

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A beautifully illustrated celebration of the wisdom of trees and what they can teach us about everyday life, from basking in the sun to weathering the storm.

Annie Davidson is a Melbourne-based illustrator whose drawings have appeared on textiles, picture books, shop windows, and stationery around the world, with clients including Lonely Planet and Converse, among others. She is inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, botanical art, and nature--especially forests, tropical landscapes, coral reefs and cactus gardens.

This sweet and informative book brings together fifty-nine universal life lessons taken from the infinite wisdom of trees. As you learn about dozens of trees, from the Acai palm to the Yoshino cherry, you'll find that their means of survival are not so different from ours. The juniper tree proves that it's possible to flourish anywhere as long as we put down strong roots. A mountain hemlock finds strength basking in the sun while a black walnut's sturdiness comes from its thick, steely core. The hawthorn demonstrates resilience as it adapts to strong winds and storms by finding balance in its roots.

Trees have many more lessons to offer, from letting go of the past, to branching out, to resisting the urge to overstretch ourselves. With detailed illustrations and advice for lifelong happiness, How to Be More Tree is an essential companion for all those moments when we're having trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

2020

128 pages

hardcover

Illustrations throughout book

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