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Now available in a new hardback edition!
Universally praised for its beauty and power, this life affirming story is now a modern classic.

'Utterly completely and splendidly charming.
Originally illustrated a
nd delightfully told.'
Stephen Fry

Using gentle woodland characters
The Lonely Tree describes the cycle
of life through the seasons.

Now approaching it's tenth anniversary, this beautiful and moving story follows the first year in the life of a lone evergreen tree growing in the heart of the ancient oak woodland of the New Forest.The evergreen is befriended by the oldest oak who has lived for hundreds of years. When winter arrives all the oak trees must go to sleep, but of course evergreens never sleep. Finally, after a long, cold and lonely winter, spring brings both sadness and joy to the little tree.



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(All books signed by the author)

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(All books signed by the author)

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'Utterly completely and splendidly charming.
Originally illustrated and delightfully told.'

'A delightful story and so relevant.'
Founder of the Born Free Foundation

'Compelling ... it has something
very special about it.'

'Lovely gift.'
BBC Springwatch

'Enchanting! The trees are the heroes,
the illustrations are full of secrets:
the message is love.'

'Really lovely, really beautiful,
really wonderful.'

'Richly illustrated and sympathetically
explored for younger readers and, of course,
that last acorn is the seed for a happy ending.'
Times Education Supplement

'It is a gem! It's going to be
around for a long long time.'

'A picture book that will appeal
to the whole family'.
Children's Books UK

Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of by joining the old oak, the barn owl, the ponies and the squirrels in this enchanting, universally praised, life affirming classic.

Bibliographic Information

The Lonely Tree

Hardback ISBN: 9780953945962
Price: UK £11.99
Dimentions: 30.4 x 21.2 x 1cm

Paperback ISBN: 9780953945986
Price: UK £7.99

Dimentions: 29.4 x 20.4 x 0.6cm

Print: Full colour throughout
Page count: 32 pages
Category: Picture Book
Interest age: 0+
Reading age: 4+
Author: Nicholas Halliday
Illustrator: Nicholas Halliday

Contact: Sandra Smith
Tel: +44 (0)1296 426671

Additional Information

Two special UK hardback editions of The Lonely Tree are available:

Woburn Abbey and Safari Park
ISBN: 9780956095329

In the grounds of the abbey stands an ancient oak and young evergreen, perfectly reflecting the characters in The Lonely Tree. Introduced with a charming forward by Louise, the Duchess of Bedford and opening with the line 'It was spring at Woburn.', this edition is used as a retail item and in-house education tool for schools and children visiting the abbey and safari park.

Green Acres
ISBN: 9781840465993

This beautiful special edition was created for Green Acres (formally the Woodland Burial Parks). This inspiring company rescue areas of mature woodland and maintain them as natural burial sites – A perfect fit for The Lonely Tree and we are delighted to be associated with them.

Please contact us to discuss how a special edition of The Lonely Tree could enhance your company.

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