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Groundwood Books

Up in the Tree

Written by Margaret Atwood

For kids 3 - 6 years old | Published September 15, 2020 | ISBN 9781554981984
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Cover of Up in the Tree

Regular price $9.95 CAD

32 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

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. The enhanced epub version, in celebration of Groundwood’s 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by the author herself.

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 hand-lettered 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 one of the world's preeminent writers - winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in Toronto. Visit Margaret Atwood's website: Check out Margaret Atwood's blog: Follow Margaret Atwood on Twitter:

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