Selected for 1991 Bologna International Illustrator’s Exhibition
The little camphor tree is so proud of himself! He’s growing taller everyday, taller than the tulips, the sunflowers, even the rhododendrons. He knows he can grow as tall as his roots can reach, and he wants to be the tallest tree in the city! But after a while, his roots touch concrete, water mains, and other trees. How could this happen, where did all the soil go? Have subway tunnels, electric lines, and sewer pipes really imprisoned him like a flower in a flower pot?
This beautiful, simple story of nature and the city drew widespread attention when it was first published in 1990. Now, after two decades of adaptation, it is again ready to delight new young audiences.