Time and trees wait for no man…

house trees 1‘House Held up by Trees’ (2012) by Ted Kooser (US poet laureate 2004 – 2006),  and illustrated by the wonderful artwork of Jon Klassen, is published by Candlewick Press. This book is about the natural cycle of life; the life of trees and the lives of men and women. It’s about the way that one man keeps the land around his house neat and tidy and how once he’s gone the natural world takes over and creates something amazing and beautiful. It’s also about how the passage of time affects one family and their home and about the younger generations leaving the land.

House held up by trees

This book can also be used to illustrate the idea that whatever people do to the land, the natural world with its overwhelming strength, will endure. It just might not be suitable for people to call it home any longer…


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