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’.


More testimonials

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
Tom's Sunflower

Divorce is never easy and the damage done can last a lifetime. Often it is the children who are left to count the cost. Stuck in the middle or pushed to the margins. Whilst grown-ups score points and look to survive, children can be left to drift through the debris of their own lives, desperate […]

  • Divorce is never easy
  • Peter B. Forster
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist and author
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