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Groundwood Books

Up in the Tree

Written by Margaret Atwood

For students in grades P - 1 | Published January 16, 2006 | ISBN 9780888997296
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Cover of Up in the Tree

Regular price $14.95 CAD

32 pages | 10.060 in × 6.630 in
Print Format

About this book

Up in the Tree

Margaret Atwood

This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood -- playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole.

When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she handlettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures. The delightful result reminds us that technology hasn't necessarily made things better. This facsimile edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her most recent books include Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Angel Catbird — featuring a cat-bird superhero — a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, has won the Man Booker Award, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Recently, her novel The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted for television to international acclaim, and Alias Grace was made into a CBC miniseries by director and actor Sarah Polley. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Child Magazine Best Children's Book Award, 2006
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2011