Little Sap
The Magical Story of a Forest Family


Little Sap can’t wait to grow tall and strong and touch the sky. But growing takes time. With protection and wisdom from Mother Tree, the tallest and wisest in the grove, and a helping hand from her fungi friends, Little Sap inches slowly toward the light.

In this sweet story of a young tree through the seasons, we discover a wondrous community where humble fungi and majestic trees support one another to form a forest family. Complete with backmatter detailing the science behind this symbiosis, this is a tale of the wonders of family and interconnectedness.

SKU: 978-1-951836-06-1 Category:

Author's Bio

Jan Hughes is a longtime Bay Area editor and writer. This is her first, and hopefully not last, picture book. She lives with her husband and son in San Francisco and is passionate about all things trees. 

Ruth Hengeveld is an illustrator and fine artist who lives in the Netherlands. She is an avid hiker, camper, and nature lover who spent time among the old-growth redwood forests of Northern California’s Muir Woods in preparation for this book. She is the illustrator of Oh, Bear, also published by Cameron Kids.

Additional information

Written By

Jan Hughes

Illustrations By

Ruth Hengeveld

Number of Pages


Trim Size

9 x 11




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The Magical Story of a Forest Family”

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