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The Tree in the Courtyard

The Tree in the Courtyard was Jeff Gottesfeld's first picture book. It has been translated into many languages, and has won awards in the United States, France, and Brazil. It was a New York Times "Best Illustrated Book for Children" in 2016. 


Book Awards

  • 2017, Booklist, "Lasting Connections" list of top 30 books of the year grades K-12

  • 2017, Carle Museum of Children's Literature, "Best of the Best" list

  • 2017, CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People K-2

  • 2017, Children's Book Council's One World Many Stories list

  • 2017, International Reading Association, Notable Books for a Global Society

  • 2017, National Council for the Social Studies & Children's Book Council, Notable Social Studies Trade Books

  • 2017, Sidney Taylor Award notable title, Jewish Book Council

  • 2016, New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list

  • 2016, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids 

  • 2016, Selection, Junior Library Guild

  • 2016, Starred Review, Booklist

  • 2016, Starred Review School Library Journal

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