One day, a cherry seed falls to the ground. It lies forgotten, till a little plant appears. It pushes its way out of the soil, not demanding much as it grows into a tree—just some water, a loving word now and then. Till the time comes when there it stands, tall and proud, a bearer of red, sweet cherries.
Ruskin Bond’s poem about how trees are precious friends who accompany us through our lives is a beautiful peek into the miracles of nature. Through these lushly illustrated pages, the cherry tree and the boy who planted it become our friends as they take readers on a precious and heartwarming journey.