The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup

When fox dies, his friends come together to honour his memory by recounting the good times that they shared with him.

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As they reminisce, a little orange plant quietly sprouts up from the spot where he died, eventually growing to become the tallest tree in the forest and providing all the animals with a place to seek shelter and warmth.

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Of course, as the title suggests, this is a ‘memory tree’, a metaphor for how our memories of and love for the dearly departed help to keep them alive in our hearts, even when their corporeal selves are longer with us.

Beautifully illustrated, this quietly moving picture book is a gentle and comforting read for the bereaved.

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