My heart was a tree


A stunningly beautiful illustrated gift collection of poetry and stories celebrating trees, and their importance to us and the natural world. Written by bestselling author and national treasure Sir Michael Morpurgo and illustrated throughout by award-winning artist Yuval Zommer, this is a joyful treasure trove to dip into time and again.

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Discover the beauty and wonder of trees in this stunningly illustrated collection of poetry and stories celebrating trees and what they mean to the world around us . . .

Inspired by the woods around his home, the mighty forests that support our life on Earth, and the Ted Hughes poem which gives this book its title, My Heart Was a Tree is a celebration, and Sir Michael Morpurgo’s love letter to trees.

There are stories from an ancient olive remembering Odysseus and Penelope, and from a eucalyptus that gave shelter to a koala; from a piece of driftwood that was made into a chair, and from a tiny sapling carried by a refugee as a reminder of home – these are poems and stories that will amuse, move and energise families and readers of all ages to appreciate the beauty and wonder of trees.

Yuval Zommer’s beautiful, detailed illustrations bring the natural world to life, and make My Heart Was a Tree a book to pore over for hours and hours, discovering something new each time.

Additional information

Weight 0.83 kg
Dimensions 30.5 × 24.3 × 2 cm










828.91409 (edition:23)


Children – juvenile / Code: J