Storms will come and storms will go…

Sometimes the world can be a hard place to be. Have you ever felt like your life was a storm? Like you were being blown around by the wind and rain? And how did you feel after the tough time? Maybe like the sun came out and warmed you up?

The Hugging Tree is a story about a tree that grows on a cliff near the ocean. The little tree struggles through wind, waves, and winter, but manages to make it through and grow big and strong.

Hear Nicole Reardon read this Magination Press book about resilience aloud.

Download the teacher’s guide for The Hugging Tree here.

by Jill Neimark

This Article's Author

Jill Neimark is a veteran science journalist and author of adult and children's fiction. A former contributing editor at Discover Magazine, she also written for Scientific American, Science, Nautilus, Aeon, The New York Times, NPR, Quartz, and Psychology Today. Her most recent adult nonfiction book, coauthored with bioethicist Stephen Post, PhD, was Why Good Things Happen to Good People

Related Books from Magination Press

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    The Hugging Tree: A Story of Resilience

    by Jill Neimark

    The Hugging Tree is the story of a little tree growing all alone on a cliff. Sustained by the compassion of one little boy, the tree grows until it can hold and shelter others. The Hugging Tree calls to mind the potential in all of us: to thrive, despite times of struggle and difficulty, to dream and grow, just where we are.

    A Note to Parents and Caregivers by Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, provides more information about resilience, and guidelines for building resilience in children.