Pre-Order Elisa Boxer's THE TREE OF LIFE

Print is proud to be working with local author, Elisa Boxer, in support of her new picture book book, The Tree of Life: How a Holocaust Sapling Inspired the World

All copies will be signed by the author and can be personalized—make sure to include any requests in the order comments during checkout! Orders will also include a limited edition print featuring an illustration from the book, while supplies last. Available for shipping and in-store pickup, or you can join us for the launch event at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, January 21st.

TREE OF LIFE Cover Image featuring an illustration of three children planting a sapling in a dark and windy concentration campHope triumphs over fear in this poignant and impactful true story of the Holocaust—a delicate introduction to World War Two history for older picture book readers.

During World War Two, in the concentration camp Terezin, a group of Jewish children and their devoted teacher planted and nurtured a smuggled-in sapling. Over time fewer and fewer children were left to care for the little tree, but those who remained kept lovingly sharing their water with it. When the war finally ended and the prisoners were freed, the sapling had grown into a strong five-foot-tall maple.

Nearly eighty years later the tree’s 600 descendants around the world are thriving . . . including one that was planted at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2021. Students will continue to care for it for generations to come, and the world will remember the brave teacher and children who never gave up nurturing a brighter future.

Elisa Boxer's headshotElisa Boxer is an Emmy-winning journalist whose writing has been featured in publications including The New York Times and Fast Company. She is the author of several acclaimed nonfiction picture books. She lives in Maine with her family and has written this story to honor her Jewish family members who died during the Holocaust.


Photograph of the featured art print

Limited edition print, illustrated by Alianna Rozentsveig. Measures 8" x 10"

The Tree of Life: How a Holocaust Sapling Inspired the World By Elisa Boxer, Alianna Rozentsveig (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Alianna Rozentsveig (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593617120
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 16th, 2024