The Red Tree by Shaun Tan Amazing Illustrations.When a child awakens with dark leaves drifting into her bedroom, she feelsthat sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to, and thingsgo from bad to worse. Feelings too complex for words are rendered into animaginary landscape where the child wanders, oblivious to the glimmer ofpromise in the shape of a ti ny red leaf. Everything seems hopeless untilthe child returns to her room and sees the red tree. At that perfect momentof beauty and purity, the child smiles and her world stirs anew. ShaunTans illustrations are remarkable for the way they combine an d react uponeach other. He creates an otherworldly labyinth of visual ideas joined withthe familiar immediacy of the little child, and condenses them into scenesof extraordinary depth and insight. Every child will appreciate the bookslife-affirming message but it will be equally successful with all readers.With sensitivity and wonder, the evocative images in The Red Tree open awindow to our inexplicable emotions and tell a story about the power ofhope, renewal and inspiration.
The Red Tree is what every one of us forgets at times. I am sure this storyhappens to all, and this book explains wonderfully and simply that therewill be hard times and we must keep on. I believe it is important forchildren to understand that.The illustration is gorgeous. The story reminds me of "Lines composed afew miles above Tintern Abbey..." by Wordsworth:These beauteous forms,Through a long absence, have not been to meAs is a landscape to a blind mans eye;But oft, in lonely rooms, and mi d the dinOf towns and cities, I have owed to them,In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart;And passing even into my purer mind,With tranquil restoration: -feelings tooOf unremembered pleasure; such, perhaps,As have no slight or trivial influenceOn that best portion of a good mans life,His little, nameless, unremembered, actsOf kindness and of love. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Red Tree by Shaun Tan - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!