When a family builds a new home at the edge of a pine forest, the children go to sleep in their new bedroom for the first time. As the full moon shines on the beautiful new pinewood floors, walls, and ceiling, they have the most surprising dream…out of a large pinewood knot climb seven little Knottles, who are the guardians of the pine trees. The Knottles sing and dance with the children…
Remember the pine trees, how they grow,
In the summer, in the snow,
Remember the pine trees, root in stone,
Twig and limb, seed and cone,
And a golden heart in every tree,
Giving people wood for free.
When the children wake up in the morning, they are inspired to plant pine tree seedlings with their parents, and they promise to take good care of all their trees for evermore.
A portion of the proceeds from this book supports the international charity “A Million Trees”.
About the Author
Nancy Mellon has guided storytelling and writing groups for many years. A former Waldorf teacher, she has given storytelling and art therapeutic courses at many locations in the US and UK. Her books include Storytelling with Children and The Art of Imagination.
Ruth Lieberherr has exhibited her paintings at M.I.T., Princeton University, and Northeastern University, as well as museums and galleries in the United States, France, and her native Switzerland. Her works are found in many private collections. She has also illustrated and written The Caterpillar and the Butterfly (Saentis Verlag, Switzerland).