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 as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.


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Help A Hamster

Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley make an excellent partnership. All nursery and primary schools should have a copy.

  • Children’s Webmag
  • Children's Webmag
The Copper Tree

With understanding, humour and care, the children in the book are safely guided through this most difficult transitional process. I loved this book and whole heartedly commend its use.

  • Revd Dr Paul Fitzpatrick
  • Lead Lecturer for Bereavement, Grief and Loss
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
The Copper Tree

A great book for young children facing bereavement.

  • Waterstones
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