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Celebrating the beauty of nature and family relationships, Solomon’s Tree shares the unique bond between a young Native American boy and the big, old maple tree outside his home. Solomon forms a friendship with the tree through special experiences such as a humming bird’s nest and its eggs, a chrysalis’ transformation into a majestic butterfly and the beautiful changes during the different seasons.
When a fierce winter storm topples the tree Solomon is devastated until his uncle suggests they capture and honour the tree’s spirit by carving a wooden mask from one its logs. The spirit of the tree lives on through the stories shared by Solomon and his uncle. Solomon learns a valuable lesson about the cycle of life and his friendship with the tree.
Appropriate for kindergarten to grade three as a read aloud, to introduce a nature theme, the cycle of life or the importance of respect for nature. This book is an excellent resource for teaching First Nation traditions and beliefs as well as respect for the land.
The publisher provides a teacher's guide to accompany the book.
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