The Night Life of Trees is an exquisite silkscreen-printed art book of tree lore from the Gond tribe. Trees are essential to the Gond tribal imagination: in addition to the stories that surround them, trees are important in a lived, everyday sense. There is a Gond belief that trees are busy during the day, giving shade and food to humans and animals. It is only during the night that their real spirit emerges. A collection of work by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tribe – traditionally a community of forest dwellers from Central India – this quintessential Tara Books’s title has gone into several editions and in different languages.
AWARDS: Bologna Ragazzi Award, New Horizons, 2008