The Owl Tree, Paperback Book
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An enchanting tale of a young boy's efforts to save a magical tree, winner of the 1997 Smarties Prize.The owl-tree is not like any tree Joe has ever seen.

It's huge and leafy and shivers like a person; it even seems to speak.

Granny Diamond once saw an owl perched among its branches and she has loved the tree ever since.

It means the world to her. But her neighbour, Mr Rock, wants to cut it down. Why does he dislike the owl-tree so much? Does it have a secret to tell Joe? And how can he, a boy too scared even to climb the tree, be the one to save it?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781406305180



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Joe and his sister are staying with his Granny Diamond while there mother is in hospital waiting for her baby to be born. Granny introduces Joe to her beloved Owl Tree. It’s absolutely huge and has seemingly human characteristics such as shivering when Granny’s neighbour, Mr Rock, makes plans to chop it down. Why does Mr Rock dislike the tree so much and what can Joe do to save it? This is a touching story in the first chapter book genre.