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Natasha Farrant

The Girl Who Talked to Trees

Natasha Farrant has a long career in children’s publishing and has her own literary scouting agency.

Her debut YA novel The Things We Did for Love was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award.   In 2020,  an adventure story Voyage of the Sparrowhawk won the Times and Sunday Times Children’s Books of the Year and was awarded the prestigious Cost Children’s  January 2021Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror was published in September 2019 by Zephyr and was one of the Guardian’s Books of the Year.

Her latest book The Girl who Talked to Trees is a collection of original fairy stories woven into a framing narrative, with a strong conservationist theme.

About The Girl Who Talked to Tress
Magical interlinked stories about what one girl learns from talking to trees throughout time and from around the world

. Olive’s best friend is a four-hundred-year-old oak tree, and it is in danger.

As she tumbles into its magic world, she makes it a promise. From deep roots to high branches, a Persian garden to an underwater forest, from tulip trees to wild apple to vengeful box, she listens to the trees telling stories for all time. And she keeps her promise.

With a conservation message and facts about tree science alongside the magic and wonder of seven beautifully imagined original stories.