The Forest in the Tree: How Fungi Shape the Earth
Ailsa Wild,Aviva Reed,Briony Barr,Gregory Crocetti
A little fungus meets a baby cacao tree and they learn to feed each other. They cooperate with a forest of plants and a metropolis of microbes in the soil. But when drought strikes can they work together to survive?
“A story that is poetic in its simplicity with beautiful, luminous illustrations that surprise and delight; inviting the reader to see the world with fresh eyes.”
“The Forest in the Tree is an important and beautifully crafted book.”
“Beautifully illustrated, well written, and provides a clear introduction to a hugely important topic.”
- RRP (AUD)
Ailsa creates stories for theatre and paper pages. She loves collaborating with acrobats, scientists and children and her favourite question is: But why?
Small Friends Books
The Small Friends Books series combines cutting-edge scientific research, rich narrative and beautiful illustrations to tell stories that describe symbiotic partnerships between microbes and larger life forms.