Item description for Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor...
Overview In a Depression-stricken rural Mississippi, eight-year-old Cassie Logan and her brothers, mother, and grandmother must accept an unfair offer for their singing trees. Reissue.
With the depression bearing down on her family and food in short supply, Cassie Logan isn't sure where her next meal will come from. But there is one thing that she knows will always be there-the whispering trees outside her window. Cassie's trees are a steady source of comfort to her, but they also happen to be worth a lot of money. When Mr. Andersen tries to force Big Ma to sell their valuable trees, Cassie can't just sit by and let it happen. She knows that her family needs the money, but something tells her that they need the trees just as much. The beloved heroine of "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" enchants us again in this story of strength and pride.
Citations And Professional Reviews Song of the Trees by Mildred D. Taylor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1149
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 715
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 26, 2003
ISBN 0142500755 ISBN13 9780142500750 UPC 051488005995
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More About Mildred D. Taylor
"I do not know how old I was when the daydreams became more than that, and I decided to write them down, but by the time I entered high school, I was confident that I would one day be a writer." -- Mildred D. Taylor
Newbery Award-winning author, Mildred D. Taylor, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps teaching English and history. Returning to the United States, Ms. Taylor entered the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, from which she received her Master of Arts degree. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, she worked with students and University officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the University. She currently lives in Colorado.
"From as far back as I can remember, my father taught me a different history from the one I learned in school. By the fireside in our Ohio home and in Mississippi, where I was born and where my father's family had lived since the days of slavery, I had heard about our past. It was not an organized history beginning in a certain year, but one told through stories--stories about great-grandparents and aunts and uncles and others that stretched back through the years of slavery and beyond. It was a history of ordinary people, some brave, some not so brave, but basically people who had done nothing more spectacular than survive in a society designed for their destruction."
Mildred D. Taylor currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Song of the Trees?
Song of the Trees Nov 18, 2006
I read the book "Song of the Trees." I really enjoyedit. It was also kind of sad. One of my favorite character is Little Man. I lke him because he always dressed like he was going to meet the president. Another charater I like is Cassie because she stuck up for her brothers. And she seemed pitty nice and kind. A last one is Mr.andersen. I like him because he was mean and Cassie and her two brothers beat up on him. But I don't like cause hes mean.He was about to whip Little Man. It's sad because they were cutting down all the nice trees. Mr. Andersen was about to whip Little Man when the kids were messing around and fighting with him.
Song of the Trees Oct 24, 2006
I thought that this was a pretty good book and that I would recommend it to someone else. In this story there are these black people that own land thats a forest and these white people want to cut almost all the trees in the forest so they said that they would give them money but since they cut down more than theypaid for so one of the kids went to get there dad. he came back and set up dynimites all over and was going to kill himself and the lumber man if they didn't get out right then.
Song of the trees Oct 13, 2006
I liked the book alot. Especially when papa came home and started bickering to Mr Anderson.
A very nice short story Mar 24, 2006
This was a very short story set in the depression time. It had a sad ending, though it was happy in a way too....but the trees wouldn't sing anymore.
Because of Winn-Dixie review Apr 28, 2005
I thought that this was a really good book. It was kinda sad and happy at the same time. I thought that it was sad because I felt kinda bad for Opal, the main character of the book, because I could never imagine not having a mother. At the same time I felt happy for her because she had found friends in the end and of course Winn-Dixe in the beginning.
I would recommend this book to other people especially kids in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. If your were younger and you liked to read I'm sure that you would like it too. I hope that reading this book review will make you want to read it even if you have already read it before. I have.