The Olive Tree - Elsa Marston, Claire Ewart
THE OLIVE TREE is a wonderful story by author Elsa Marston and illustrated beautifully by Claire Ewart.

The story is for children ages 5 years old and up but even younger children might appreciate the messages of overcoming prejudices, and showing sharing and compassion to each other.

Sameer and Muna are neighbors that start out fighting but, after a fierce storm hits their area, end up with a broken wall between their homes (bringing down the physical barrier between the families) and also the storm knocks over the old olive tree the children had been fighting over. The children literally offer olive branches in gestures of peace to each other.

This is a lovely story with a strong message for peace.

NOTE: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review