Television can give us so much, except the time to think.
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Young readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
8 stars

Someday a Tree

AR: 3
Lexile: 570
by Eve Bunting     Illus. by Ronald Himler
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Original post — Sunday, November 13, 2005

Have you ever cried for a plant? You just might if you read this book (and your heart isn't made of stone)! A girl and her family live next to a field where a huge old oak tree grows. It is a beautiful tree that is special to her because of all the things her family does under and around it. One day it becomes sick and she, her family, and even neighbors try desperately to save it.

This is a simple, easy-to-read book with a simple yet powerful message: be careful with nature. Whether you are a "tree-hugger," a nature-lover, or just a human being, read this book. I think you will enjoy it.

(Last modified:09/01/2007)


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