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Author : Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrator : Uma Krishnaswamy
A sapling becomes a shady tree as a dusty path is beaten into a busy street. This lyrically told story and pictures that blend folk styles, show how development and conservation can coexist.
2021: Selected for United Nations Sustainable Development Goal's Reading List
2013: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA
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|Specifications||24 pages; 11.5” x 8.25”; full colour; soft cover|
|Awards||2013: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA|
|Rights sold||English (USA and Canada), Simplified Chinese (Chinese Mainland excluding Hong Kong, Macao autonomous region and Taiwan province)|
|Tags||trees, nature, development, environment, conservation, folk style pictures, educational|
A dusty path runs through a village where people and animals keep walking up and down, up and down. Others, on faster feet and wheels, shout 'Out of the way, out of the way'. In a simple lyrical way, the author subverts commonly held views on environment and development by showing simultaneously the growth of a wide-spreading tree and a busy winding road, with each making room for the other. Pictures looking almost like embroidery charmingly blend styles to give this allegorical tale a timeless feel.