Laurie Lawlor's books have appeared on many notable lists,
including ALA Notable Children's Books and ALA Best Books for Young
Adults. She lives and teaches in the Chicago metropolitan area.
David Gordon is an illustrator and art director who has worked for numerous production companies, including Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Nickelodeon. His children's books include Hansel and Diesel and Smitten. He lives in New York City.
"A beloved tree brings the town together even after it is toppled
in a storm. . . . Gordon's richly colored illustrations portray the
togetherness that is sometimes still found in small towns or urban
neighborhoods. Community togetherness at its best in this
celebration of a tree."-Kirkus Reviews
"A strength of this title is the rich vocabulary that includes the names of vehicles like a cherry picker and professionals like lineman. . . . Interest will be high for this title. VERDICT An excellent selection for public or school libraries. It can be a go-to title to read after a thunderstorm."-School Library Journal