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This is a charming, touching story about an imaginative boy whose best friend is an oak tree named Bertolt. The boy admits to being an outlier among his peers, but insists that while he is alone, he is never lonely. Being independent suits him, and he considers his difference to be his advantage.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Enchanted Lion Books,, 2017.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781592702299
Characteristics: 72 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bedrick, Claudia Zoe - Translator


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PimaLib_SamR Mar 04, 2019

This picture book is a tribute to those who prefer their own company, or that of a tree, or bird. The illustrations are reminiscent of Jean-Jacques Sempé’s simple but evocative style. Unlike the eponymous tree Bertolt, the narrator, a self-proclaimed loner, goes unnamed. As a similarly-minded adult, I found this touching tale for children a breath of fresh air.

ArapahoeRachel Feb 03, 2018

For any kid, or any body, who likes to keep to themselves and also loves nature. Bertolt is a tranquil force of friendship.

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