The Girl who Planted Trees

Caryl Hart, illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova

This is a lovely story of how doing something small has a ripple effect.

A beautiful tale of a little girl’s dream and how one person can inspire others to make a difference. This picture book tells the story of a young girl who wants to make the mountain green again after seeing pictures with her grandfather. She strives to grow her trees but storms wash them away and the blazing sun scorches the shoots. But she remains determined and never gives up. With the help of the village her dream becomes a reality and the mountain forest flourishes as she grows into old age. An empowering read!

The illustrations capture the atmosphere and environment perfectly with the changes from pinks to lush greens at the end.

Published by Nosy Crow

Reviewed by Tash Hyde