Mitali Perkins – Cover Reveal – Bare Tree and Little Wind

Our friend Mitali Perkins, whose picture book Between Us and Abuela was our Best Picture Book of 2019, has a new picture book coming in January!

Bare Tree and Little Wind:
A Story for Holy Week

Mitali Perkins
Illustrated by Khoa Le

Hardback: WaterBrook Press, January 2022
Pre-Order Now: [ Amazon ]

We’re excited to reveal the cover of this gorgeous picture book…

But before we do, here’s a brief video clip of Mitali introducing the book:

Description of the book:

A lyrical, captivating retelling of the Palm Sunday and Easter story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl, that is sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith.

Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem can’t wait for Real King to visit. But Little Wind is puzzled when the king doesn’t look how he expected. His wise friend Bare Tree helps him learn that sometimes strength is found in sacrifice, and new life can spring up even when all hope seems lost.

Bare Tree and Little Wind stands apart for its imagination, endearing characters, and how it weaves Old Testament imagery into Holy Week and the promise of Jesus’s triumphant return. While the youngest readers will connect to the curious Little Wind, older children and parents will appreciate the layers of meaning and Scriptural references in the story, making it a book families can enjoy together year after year.

And now… the cover reveal…

CLICK HERE to see the cover





Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior

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