Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donna Lukas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Lukas lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donna Lukas and Tereasa Surratt have been co-creators and friends for many years, first working together as part of a creative team at Ogilvy & Mather advertising firm. The Forever Tree is their first picture book and is inspired by a very special tree on the Camp Wandawega property. The summer camp has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, NPR, and HGTV, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and Martha Stewart Living, among others.


The Forever Tree ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Forever Tree
ISBN: 0553523929. OCLC Number: 986993592

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"When a beloved tree gets sick, the human and animal communities work together to give it a new life."--