Penguin Press

The Magic and Mystery of Trees


By Jen Green
Illustrated by Claire McElfatrick

From the highest branch and leaf down to the complex “wood wide web” of roots, it’s no wonder every part of a tree plays an important role in its own growth and the habitat of the whole forest or woodland. The Magic & Mystery of Trees is a nature book that takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how special these mighty organisms are.

Did you know that trees can communicate with each other and warn each other predators? Or that they can record the past, and anticipate the future to ensure their survival? Dive deep into the pages of this nature book for kids to discover exactly how trees nurture their networks, and explore extraordinary trees from all around the world. 

Explore the pages of this terrific book on trees to discover: 

– Groundbreaking explanations on the science of tree communication
– Supports KS1 and KS2 curriculum within Science and Geography subjects
– In collaboration with RHS, the UK’s leading gardening charity
– Striking and detailed illustrations throughout the book
– Includes fun practical activities such as planting your own tree and measuring a tree’s age 

Hardback Book