Project Description

A Tree Lives

By Richard Lewis
Illustrated by Noah Baen
Touchstone Center Publications, 2005

Based on a poem by Richard Lewis, illustrated by Noah Baen, A Tree Lives was originally written for a group of children at the East Village Community School in New York City as a way to explore the unique knowing lodged deep inside a tree.

A Tree Lives is a 48 page full color book, designed by Heidi Neilson, which asks the reader to imagine the worlds a tree has experienced – from the birds who have nested in its branches, to the moon growing from its leaves, to the return of the day in its roots – and perhaps to something – beyond. In addition to Richard Lewis’ simply stated poem – accompanied by Noah Baen’s lyrical paintings, A Tree Lives includes three pages of the inspired art and writing by the children who were part of the birth of this special tree of knowing.
48 pages • paperbound • $12.00

A Tree Lives-video

An interpretative video of the book created by Geoffrey Jones. Music by Harry Mann. Narrated by Richard Lewis. Touchstone Center Publications 2006.

7 Min, 15 Sec