2023 Texas Great Read
Youth Selection

Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter
and illustrated by Daniel Miyares



Cover of the book "Nell Plants a Tree" by Anne Wynter, illustrated by Daniel Miyares, showing a girl up in a large tree branch reading a book with a two story house in the background

Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter, illustrated by Daniel Miyares 

Before her grandchildren climbed the towering tree, explored its secret nests, raced to its sturdy trunk, read in its cool shade, or made pies with its pecans…

Nell buried a seed.

And just as Nell’s tree grows and thrives with her love, so do generations of her close-knit family.

Inspired by the pecan trees of her own childhood, Anne Wynter’s lyrical picture book, brought to life with gorgeous illustrations by Daniel Miyares, brims with wonder and love.





Photograph of author Anne Wynter

About the Author

Anne Wynter is the Ezra Jack Keats Honor-winning author of Everybody in the Red Brick Building, illustrated by Oge Mora; board books One Big Day and Hands On!, both illustrated by Alea Marley; and Nell Plants a Tree, illustrated by Daniel Miyares. 

Anne earned a degree in theatre from Washington University in St. Louis and penned a number of short plays that have been produced around the country. Originally from Houston, Texas, she currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. For more information about Anne, please visit www.annewynter.com.




Photograph of Illustrator Daniel Miyares

About the Illustrator

Daniel Miyares is a critically acclaimed picture book author and illustrator. His books include Float, Night Out, That Is My Dream!, Bring Me A Rock!, and Big and Small and In-between. Daniel’s own story currently takes place in Lenexa, Kansas, with his wife, their two wonderful children, and a dog named Violet. For more information about Daniel, please visit www.danielmiyares.com.






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