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The Ancestor Tree
by T. Obinkaram Echewa, illustrated by Christy Hale
(Lodestar Books, 1994)
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Saddened by the death of their special friend, the very old man who told them stories and jokes, the village children decide to go against custom and plant a tree for him in the Forest of the Ancestors.
awards • reviews
Carolyn W. Field Award, honor book

"...Hale's (Juan Bobo and the Pig) linocut illustrations, accentuated with earthtoned watercolors, combine primitive-style artwork with stylish design. Imaginative compositions extend the storytelling from verbal to pictorial, while shifting perspectives create swift visual rhythms. A lively book with
a univeral message." (Ages 4–8)
Publishers Weekly
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