The big oak that grows in the forest clearing is special to Nick and his cousins Ben and Caroline. The childrens' visits to the oak throughout the year form the fictional framework for this story. Realistic art full of beautifully rendered details of nature give children much to look at, and spot drawings accompany information about forest plants and animals. Full color.

Around the Oak 1994, Dutton Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780525452393

American edition