Groundwood Books

Up in the Tree

Written by Margaret Atwood

For readers 3 - 6 years old | Published September 01, 2010 | ISBN 9781554980802
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Cover of Up in the Tree

Regular price $19.95 CAD

32 pages | 10.06 in × 6.63 in
Print Format

About this book

Up in the Tree

Margaret Atwood

Includes audio CD read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects

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 and includes an audio CD read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty-five books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. 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 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 mini-series by director and actor Sarah Polley. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

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