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
Availability 0 units.
More About Mildred D. Taylor
Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Mildred D. Taylor currently resides in Boulder, in the state of Colorado.
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.