The Tree of Here

By: Potok, Chaim

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Life doesn't always move at the speed of a video game. The value of the book is that it acknowledges the sad feelings that kids have about moving. It squarely faces up to the impact of seeing your room disassembled into boxes, the friends who wave goodbye forever, a last visit to the family cemetery, the favorite tree you leave behind... Ah yes, the tree. It's a big dogwood in Jason's front yard, where he likes to climb and listen to secrets whispered to him among the leaves. The tree is firmly rooted in the ground -- it's the tree of HERE, where Jason wishes he could stay forever. The gardener, Mr. Healy (nice reference to "heal") has taught him all about plants and how to care for them, and the tree is worried that Jason is leaving. Who will take care of it now? Jason reassures the tree that the new people will keep Mr. Healy on as their gardener. Then, just before Jason's family pulls away in the car, Mr. Healy gives him a wonderful gift -- a young dogwood tree to plant in the yard of his new home. Which he does. Both Jason and his little tree will put down new roots.

Title: The Tree of Here

Author Name: Potok, Chaim

Illustrator: Tony Auth

Categories: Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1993

ISBN Number: 0679840109

ISBN Number 13: 9780679840107

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 4to - over 9¾

Seller ID: st7

Keywords: Children Signed