“The Great Kestrel Tree”: Rediscovering Nature Narratives

Growing up, one of my family’s favorite picture books was Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree. It follows a laborer in the Amazon rainforest who, wearied by his toils, naps beneath the tree he’s been hired to chop down. As he sleeps, animals who call the tree home whisper pleas for him to spare it … More “The Great Kestrel Tree”: Rediscovering Nature Narratives