The book tells the story of a young girl (Evie) who decides to go in search of her family tree after hearing her parents mention the term. Thinking of a family tree in the most literal sense of the word, she searches each tree near her house. At each one, she finds some feature of the tree, either in its leaves or trunk or smell, that reminds her of a member of her family. She ends up collecting the leaves from all the different trees and combining them into one 'family tree.'
One of the best parts of this book that I have not yet mentioned is that it comes with a family tree poster. There are spaces for photos and a place to write names under each photo. Kids can start with themselves at the trunk of the tree and make an entire poster of their family, all the way through to their great-grandparents.
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