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Thomasina and the Trout Tree

TitleThomasina and the Trout Tree
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsClark, Joan
PublisherTundra Books
DescriptorsArt; Easy Reader; English Language; Identity; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia

This easy reader is an exploration of the eccentricities of modern art and the joys of artistic creation. Thomasina heads out to discover the trout tree, which she knows is a work of art. In her travels, she encounters many artists who create many different styles but does not find the trout tree. Finally, she discovers that she must make the trout tree herself. Author Joan Clark was born in Nova Scotia and lives Newfoundland.


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Thomasina knows that the Trout Tree is a work of art, and so she decides to travel to the city in search of the perfect Trout Tree. Once she reaches the city, Thomasina wanders around visiting artists, and learns a great deal about all sorts of different types and methods of making art. Despite all of the new and wonderful art that surrounds her, Thomasina is not satisfied with the work she is seeing. Thomasina must use the creativity inside herself in order to find the Trout Tree she is looking for.