The book blog, Book By Its Cover has this to say about it:
'I am just in love with this book-it could possibly have made it to the top of my all time favorites. The whole book is crafted by hand, each page is silkscreened on handmade paper in India by a commune of printers from local villages.'
'The book features a tree on every page printed on black paper- the colors almost glow- they are so intense. The intricate pattern filled drawings are made by three artists of the Gond tribe of Central India- Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai, and Ram Singh Urveti and each is accompanied by a short paragraph of folklore. This book is more beautiful than I can ever describe- so just get yourself one- it’s an edition of 1000.'
That's right, a thousand copies. If we've gone through 70 on our own, these will be gone one day soon.
Whenever I hear a gasp from the far side of the store, I know either some expensive book has been dropped, or someone's just discovered the Night Life of Trees. It's sensory breadth includes a strange and intoxicating scent that probably comes from the inks used. When no one's around the store, I often trip out on this bold little treasure.