The Keeper of the Tree
By Francis Eugene Wood
Cover and illustrations by Martha Pennington Louis
In this thought-provoking ode to nature, award-winning author Francis Eugene Wood uses his unique storytelling ability to draw his readers into the life of young Thomas Elery, a boy who undauntedly accepts the task of safeguarding the early growth years of a special tree set apart from its own kind. Through the wisdom of his adopted father, Samuel, and his own open-mindedness, Thomas comes to see the tree as a symbol of the life force that moves through all living things.
It is a story of discovery and a life-long commitment to the natural world that we have not yet lost.