Text & illustration by Da Wu
Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
All rights available.
Spanish (world) rights sold.
English translation available.
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Publication date: Aug. 2019
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
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.