This is a beautifully illustrated story narrated by the central character, Leaf (Erik the Red Maple's Son). Leaf tells his story in the manner of a comforting lullaby, taking the reader on a wondrous journey from his father's roots, through the seasons, and finally to his own place in the world apart from his father. Younger children will enjoy this tender adventure story that introduces science concepts, time and cycles (minutes, days, weeks, months, seasons and years). Older children and adults will appreciate the deeper philosophical aspects of the story, as Leaf introduces larger topics such as purpose, usefulness, community, life's cycles, service and acceptance. It contains an appendix packed full of related science, math, history and language knowledge. 36 pages. 8.20wX10.20hx0.40"d.