The Family Tree
by Mal Peet
illustrated by Emma Shoard
Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: Teen
“I love this wonderful book. How does Mal Peet do so much in such a short space? It’s engrossing, haunting, beautifully written.” – David Almond
The Nest was the best thing my dad ever built, and he built it for me. He built it when we moved into the new house – him, me and Mum. I thought it was wonderful. Outrageous. But then Dad went there to hide from the world, and from Mum, and everything started to go wrong…
An utterly stunning, powerful and unforgettable novella by the much-missed Mal Peet, brought to life with sensitive illustrations by Greenaway-longlisted artist Emma Shoard.
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8, and is aimed at readers aged 14 and above.
AR Level – 4.2
Read the first chapter of The Family Tree below: