Anna Crowley Redding

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Maine author, Anna Crowley Redding in support of her forthcoming nonfiction picture book, The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World. All copies will be signed by the author and can be personalized - make sure to include your request in the order comments section!

Photo Credit Dave DostieFrom Emmy Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding comes a captivating nonfiction picture book that explores the fabled apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. From a minor seed to a monumental icon, it inspired the world’s greatest minds, including Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

A tree may seem like a rather ordinary thing. But hundreds of years ago, a tree was about to embark on an extraordinary journey. And it all started with just a speck of a seed. . . .

It began in the 1600s with a seed that became the tree that grew the apple that fell right before Isaac Newton’s eyes. This seemingly simple event sparked one of the greatest scientific discoveries—Newton’s theory of gravity! A chain reaction of ideas and discoveries followed from the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, who traveled to the place where these scientific journeys began—Isaac’s tree.

From rocketing into space to adorning the queen’s carriage, the Gravity Tree’s unexpectedly remarkable and true life story is a tale for the ages. Award-winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding unearths the story of how something so small could change the world. The Gravity Tree is a beautiful nonfiction picture book to share at home or in the classroom.

Anna Crowley Redding is the award-winning author of six book for kids and teens. Also, an Emmy-award winning journalist, Anna uses her stealthy detective skills to dig up powerful stories for young readers. She lives outside of Portland, Maine with her family.

The Gravity Tree: The True Story of a Tree That Inspired the World By Anna Crowley Redding, Yas Imamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Crowley Redding, Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062967367
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: HarperCollins - May 25th, 2021