Tree of Dreams (Hardcover)

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A beating heart. A talking tree. The rain forest. Love. Mysticism. Harvest. And above all, chocolate.

Dear Coco and Leo,
I miss you! We all miss you! The whole forest misses you! I hear their thanks and wishes in my dreams. I hope you do, too.

Prepare for a journey into a world filled with what so many crave -- the sweet savoring of a chocolate drop. A drop that can melt even the most troubled realities. But in this nuanced, heartrending story, before good can emerge, there is destruction, the bombarding of a people, their culture, heritage, sacred beliefs, and the very soul that drives their traditions.

This urgent, beautiful novel takes readers into the ugly realities that surround the destruction of the Amazon rain forest and its people. Acclaimed author Laura Resau shows us that love is more powerful than hatred, and that by working together, hope can be magically restored, root and branch.

About the Author

Laura Resau is the author of several highly praised novels, including The Lightning Queen, drawn from Laura's experiences living in rural Mexico, as well as Star in the Forest, The Queen of the Water, Red Glass, and What the Moon Saw. She is also the author of the acclaimed notebook series, which includes: The Indigo Notebook, The Ruby Notebook, and The Jade Notebook. Laura's books have garnered many state and library awards, as well as multiple starred reviews. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and donates a portion of her royalties to indigenous rights organizations.

Praise For…

"A delectable reminder that we are all connected, that the earth needs us as much as we need her, and that chocolate, like love, makes everything better."-Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of the Wishing Day trilogy

"Laura Resau has crafted a poignant and compelling tale of adventure. This enchanting story of friendship-and seeking treasures both tangible and of the heart-had me spellbound from the very beginning. Hold on, and enjoy this magical ride."-Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times bestselling author of Book Scavenger

"Oh, lucky reader who settles down with a cup of hot chocolate and a copy of Tree of Dreams! Prepare to dive deep into the process of chocolate-making and journey from the Rocky Mountains to the heart of the Amazon rain forest with an unforgettable cast of wishing, wandering souls. Laura Resau expertly combines science and magic in just theright proportions to create a truly delicious read."-Tara Dairman, author of The Great Hibernation and the award-winning All Four Stars series

"A bold, exciting, delicious book about the heart in all its manifestations. Tree of Dreams weaves together cultures, science, and magic with all the bittersweet complexity of fine chocolate. Simply put, this important, eye-opening story is the perfect salve for broken hearts in a divided world."-Todd Mitchell, Green Earth Honor Book Award-winning author of The Last Panther

"A sweet concoction of longing, adventure, friendshipand hope, Tree of Dreams will sprinkle you with stardust,and take root in your heart."-Jenny Goebel, author of Fortune Falls, an Indie Next List Pick

Praise for The Lightning Queen:

* "This vibrant, intergenrational tale is nothing short of magical." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Like surviving a lightning strike, this book is rare and incredible." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A magical story... [readers] may find themselves wiping away tears." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545800884
ISBN-10: 0545800889
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English

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