The King of Trees

Text & illustration by Da Wu

Handling territories: world exclude China.
All rights available.

Spanish (world) rights sold.

English translation available.

Details
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Pages: 44
Publication date: Aug. 2019
Hardcover, 240*240mm
Ages: 4+

小樹在長成大樹之前,沒有人知道它是大樹。
當它長到普通樹的大小時,大家都以為它只是一棵普通的樹。
後來它越長越大,人們才發現原來這兒有一棵這麼大的樹。
人們在樹下度過愉快的時光。
樹越長越大,被稱作樹王,越來越多的遊客來這裡參觀樹王,小鎮變成了城市。
樹王是人們的驕傲。然而樹還在長大,強壯的樹根破壞了人類的房屋,樹蔭遮天蔽日。
人們開始擔憂起來,他們不知道樹還會長多大……

這是一本以樹為主角的書,一本人類與自然角力的書,一本反思工業化和城市化的樹。

獲獎情況
入選英國dPICTUS網站評出的2019年“世界100本優秀繪本”,並在法蘭克福書展展出。

作者簡介
大吳,90後繪本作家、插畫師。
小說、隨筆散見於《讀友》《青年文摘》等刊物,曾為東野圭吾、李娟、劉亮程等作家的圖書繪製插畫。
繪本《樹王》入選英國dPICTUS網站評出的2019年“世界100本優秀繪本”,並在法蘭克福書展展出。
繪本《小鳥和雕像》獲2019年菠蘿圈兒國際插畫展 新人獎。
繪本作品《樹王》《小鳥和雕像》“散步三部曲”。

Nobody knows one sapling could grow into a huge tree before it actually grows huge. When it was in medium size, they just saw it as an ordinary tree. The tree in town never stopped growing, only then people finally realized, that there was this huge tree standing there. They called it the king of trees, a miracle. It was people’s proud, until it became too huge. People started worried, and decided, to cut it down.

This is a book with trees as its protagonists, a book about human wrestling with nature, and a book reflecting on industrialization and urbanization

Awards
Selected as one of the 100 Outstanding Picturebooks of 2019 by dPICTUS and exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair

About the author and illustrator
Da Wu: Post-90s writer and illustrator of picture book.
His novels and essays are published in China’s magazines such as “Du You” and “Youth Digest”.
He once drew illustrations for books by writers such as Keigo Higashino, Juan Li and Liangcheng Liu.
His picture book THE KING OF TREES was selected as one of the “World’s 100 Outstanding Picturebooks” by the UK dPICTUS in 2019 and was exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair. His picture book THE BIRD AND STATUE won the New Talent Prize at BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition in 2019.

Published by Kris Guo

I am a foreign rights agent for books on art, design, and children's picture books.

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