The Copper Tree

The Copper Tree Class

The Copper Tree Class is a series of books following the lives of a small group of children and the lives of those around them. The creators, Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley, have addressed critical topics and themes that affect small children, such as death, relationships with the elderly, adoption, child caregivers and bullying and gently interwoven those strands into accessible and charming picturebooks.

A book to help explain death to a child

Book cover of The Copper Tree by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

It can be difficult to explain the death of a loved one to a child. A book can provide the ideal opportunity for addressing and exploring issues which are associated with death and an accessible picture book like The Copper Tree can help.

The Copper Tree was chosen by efuneral.com as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.

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The Copper Tree

There are just enough words to tell the story and talk about people’s feelings in the face of illness and death in a way suited to children.

  • Children Webmag
  • Children Webmag
Tom's Sunflower

The latest in the Copper Tree Class series, Tom’s Sunflower is about helping children come to terms with difficult situations. Hana is feeling sad because her mum and dad are splitting up and going to live in different places. Mr. Davis, the teacher, tells the class a story about a boy called Tom whose parents […]

  • Juno review of Tom’s Sunflower
  • Juno Magazine
  • Juno review of Tom's Sunflower
The Copper Tree

The perfect story for children who have lost a parent or much loved figure in their life, honest unsentimental and reassuring. It belongs in every school library.

  • Barbara Smith
  • Former Acting Head Teacher
  • Mount Pellon School, Halifax