The Tree of the Child






                                     Written and Illustrated by Susan Dean 



       With trees as her muse, South Carolinian Susan Dean presents a spellbinding prose-and-poetry picture book.  To the soulful and the contemplative, the poetry genre has long served as the perfect avenue for artistic and philosophical self-expression; a virtual refuge for the dreamer and the thinker.   The Tree of the Child is a dazzling mix of poetry, prose, and spellbinding artwork; a masterfully crafted celebration of thoughts and imagery that salutes the mystery,  beauty, and endless mystique of Creator and creation.   Through the pages of this work, readers are introduced to some of life’s most inspiring truths, diversely expressed through her words and artwork. Brimming with wisdom, visual beauty, and inspiration, this work of art  broadcasts the soulful voice of one of the most talented and contemplative minds in literature today.


X-Libris Publishing

 Trees are the most giving form of life on earth. From the beginning of time trees have been sacred to people around the world. In the garden of the Spirit there are many sacred trees.                                                                                                              

                                             The Philosophical Tree                                                                                                              

                                               The Tree of God

The Tree of Enlightenment

The Cosmic Tree   The Celestial Tree

The Tree of Life   Perigata   The Tree of Light

The Tree of Paradise   Manahil   The Tree of Eternity

The Inverted Tree  The Tree of the Cross  The Tree of Christ

The Tree of Oneness  The Tree of Necessity  The Tree at the Center

The Tree of Sacrifice   Tooba   Tane-Mahuta      The Tree of the Soul

The Tree of Knowledge   Yggdrasil   Omahas    The Tree of the Sephiroth

The Tree of the Great Peace   Walleechu     Zamange   Omumborombonga

The Tree of Fertility   The Mystery Tree   The Flowering Tree   The Bo Tree

The Jesse Tree   The Tree of Charity   The Cloud Tree      The Alchemist Tree

Irminsid    Skamba  The Singing Tree  The Blossom Tree  Bonchevalier Tree

Man’g’ushaka   Kalpaavriksha   The Tree of Ascent   The Tree of Realization

The Axile Tree    The Tree of Ten Thousand Images    The Tree of All Seeds

The Tree of the Watcher   The Gem Tree   The Gift Tree   The Eden Tree

Ambala   Nanahil   The Ancient Tree   The Wishing Tree   Ganta

Padaythahin   Teri-Ramula   The Axile Tree

Mhowah Kachnula   The Singing Tree

You might know one of these trees,

May have climbed in one

Rested beneath one

Studied under one

Slept in one

Or eaten from one.

They are holy trees

In the river of glad joy in the earth.

They weave a crown of awesome nature.

Knock on wood to the spirit within