Adoette lived to be 100 years old. Just imagine all the things she saw!
Award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Lydia Monks beautifully tells the tale of the life of one tree, from a young sapling to a mighty oak, becoming the beating heart of the community she lived in, right up until the day they cut her down. But there’s hope, when one little girl takes one of her acorns to plant in the community garden.
Inspired by Lydia’s fight to stop 10,000 trees being chopped down in her hometown of Sheffield.
Discover the original artwork for the book in our café exhibition and find a trail of Adoette’s community throughout our building. Pick up a trail sheet from Reception to get started.
Drop in – free with your Entry ticket.
About Lydia Monks
Lydia Monks is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books, probably best known for her illustrations of Julia Donaldson’s books, which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into 25 languages worldwide. Lydia’s long list of awards includes the Smarties Award, the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award, the Specsaver, Nielsen Gold Bestseller Award, the Red Big Book Award and the Pan Mac Award. She lives in Sheffield.