Strong Old Oak is a haven for all creatures in his magnificent hedgerow. In this, his mast year, he has one little acorn that is very dear to him. When he is carried off by a squirrel, Little Acorn must survive the perils of hungry deer and curious walkers. A brave little sapling emerges in this tale of regeneration, growth and the cycle of life.
Elena Mannion lives in a small, historic village surrounded by nature. A keen walker and nature lover who takes her holidays in a far-flung forest, she is passionate about keeping children connected to the natural world, as well as fostering a love of reading. 'Children's stories take us back to the magical place where we all started: we can rediscover all those feelings of freedom and a world full of promise.'
Erin Brown is a Northern Irish illustrator who lives on beautiful Jersey. After graduating in Fine Art, a passion for children's books took hold. She combines her love for hand-drawn lines and traditional techniques with the freedom of adding colour digitally. When not working, she can be found baking, exploring, or down at the seashore. This is her second collaboration with Elena Mannion, their first book being the much-praised The Happy Hedgerow (2021), also featuring Old Oak.
"A story full of hope for our precious ancient oaks and their wildlife, capturing their joy and beauty in flawless detail. Old Oak and Little Acorn transports you into the natural world with a great, big smile on your face."
– Sara Lom, CEO, The Tree Council