One night, during a terrible storm, Little Tree’s branches are hurt. Her friend Amanda the squirrel calls upon the Tree Wizards of the Forest to help, and they explain that they will have to remove Little Tree’s branches in order to save her life. With Amanda’s help, Little Tree learns to accept her new, changed self. Chesworth’s illustrations provide a magical backdrop to this moving story. Based on the story of a little girl the author met, who had to undergo multiple amputations.
Contributors: Sebern, Brian, ill., Chesworth, Michael, ill.