The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World

by Anna Crowley Redding

On Sale: 05/25/2021

The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World

by Anna Crowley Redding

illustrated by Yas Imamura

On Sale: 05/25/2021

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About the Book

From Emmy Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding comes a captivating nonfiction picture book that explores the fabled apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. From a minor seed to a monumental icon, it inspired the world’s greatest minds, including Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

"A sweet windfall of history and inspiration."  Kirkus (starred review)

"This picture book may resonate with science-minded children." —Booklist

A tree may seem like a rather ordinary thing. But hundreds of years ago, a tree was about to embark on an extraordinary journey. And it all started with just a speck of a seed. . . .

It began in the 1600s with a seed that became the tree that grew the apple that fell right before Isaac Newton’s eyes. This seemingly simple event sparked one of the greatest scientific discoveries—Newton’s theory of gravity! A chain reaction of ideas and discoveries followed from the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, who traveled to the place where these scientific journeys began—Isaac’s tree.

From rocketing into space to adorning the queen’s carriage, the Gravity Tree’s unexpectedly remarkable and true life story is a tale for the ages. Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding unearths the story of how something so small could change the world. The Gravity Tree is a beautiful nonfiction picture book to share at home or in the classroom.

A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

A Kirkus Children's Best Book of the Year

Critical Praise

"A sweet windfall of history and inspiration."  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Generations of scientists, including Albert Einstein in 1930 and Stephen Hawking in 1987, have visited the Gravity Tree to pay their respects to Newton…this picture book may resonate with science-minded children.” — Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062967367
  • ISBN 10: 0062967363
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/25/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Discoveries
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.

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