The Memory Tree

Author(s): Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)

Picture Books

A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies.

Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever.

Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive.

This uplifting, lyrical story about the loss of a loved one is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.


Product Information

A beautiful and heartfelt story about the death of a loved one and the memories that comfort those left behind.

Britta Teckentrup is an illustrator, fine artist and writer. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and went on to study at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta has created over 40 books, translated in 20 languages worldwide, and her artwork has been shown at exhibitions all over the world. She lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband and their young son.

General Fields

  • : 9781408326343
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : October 2014
  • : 244mm X 201mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : chiefly illustrations (colour)
  • : Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1114
  • : Britta Teckentrup
  • : English