|Chris Colfer. Brandon Dorman illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2015|
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who didn't quite fit in, and other children would tease her about her looks, so she ran away. In this stand-alone tale from Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series, for readers 4 to 8, the girl happens upon a gnarled tree who knows exactly how she feels. As the tree tells her that being different saved him from woodcutters, the girl gains a valuable lesson on how to help others who stand apart from the crowd. In Brandon Dorman's classically styled fantasy paintings, we meet a charming heroine who looks like a bespectacled version of Lewis Carroll's Alice.