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by BB

Illustrated by BB

Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st. 1975

Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Brown boards with gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations throughout. 127 pages. A boy herding pigs in a Sussex forest plants an acorn in 1272. This is the story of the giant oak which grew from the acorn.

Price-cut wrapper is just lightly faded to spine.

ISBN: 0416836003
Stock no. 813624

Price £120.00

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  • One golden October day in 1272 a boy herding pigs in the great Sussex forest of Andreswald plants an acorn....
  • This story is the subsequent history of its growth and life through six hundred years of British history to the times when the giant oak becomes a shattered ruin held together by iron bands. Human events form a moving background to this original book, with all its wealth of natural history, beautifully told through the eyes of the naturalist.

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