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Spotlight: From Tree to Sea By Shelley Moore Thomas and Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

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From a child’s point of view, this lyrical picture book looks at the relationship of nature to the human world and the place we call home.

From the edge of the sea to a high mountain top, everything has its place in the world and all living things are connected. The world around us has a lot to tell us if we take the time to look and listen. This tender and comforting picture book celebrates the wisdom in many of the things great and small that make up our wonderful world.

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About the Author & Illustrator

Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of the Good Knight series of picture books and easy readers. In addition to writing books, she works as an elementary teacher and as a professional storyteller. Ms. Thomas lives with her family and dogs in Oceanside, California.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author who regularly contributes to The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and creates book covers for various publishers. He has directed short animated videos for Kate Spade and Anthropologie and was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics. He illustrated the acclaimed picture books Over and Under the Snowand Lifetime, both of which explore the natural world. Over and Under the Snow, with author Kate Messner was praised for its “stunning retro-style illustrations” (The New York Times), was a 2011 New York TimesEditor’s Choice and won an E.B. White Honor Award in 2012. He recently contributed art to the New York Times bestseller Goodnight Songs, which is a collection of poems by author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown.

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