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The Education of Little Tree
The Education of Little Tree
Author: Rennard Strickland (Adapter), Forrest Carter
This story has entranced readers of all ages since it was first published twenty-five years ago. The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. — "Little Tree" as his grandpare...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780826308795
ISBN-10: 0826308791
Publication Date: 5/1986
Pages: 216
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 110 ratings
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I love this book. I loved reading it. I loved sharing it. Everyone I've recommended it to has loved it.
Then I heard things about the author I wished I didn't know. But then I thought, "but, those things don't show through in this book", so the story hasn't changed, only my background knowledge.
I still love the book.
It's not an autobiography, and not everything mentioned in the story is real. Okay. It's still great fun to read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Book of the Year-Abby Award Winner. A Cherokee boyhood of the 1980's remembered in generous, loving detail..an unbelievably rich young life. A felicitous remembrance of a unique education.--Kirkus Reviews.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was a huge hit when first published and later when re-issued. It was read by adults and children alike, and is well-loved. It is still relevant and a wonderful story of a young Cherokee boy.
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Helpful Score: 1
"The Education of Little Tree is (often)presented as the autobiography of the author, but it is a fictional story of a 5-year-old orphan boy named Little Tree who is raised by his full Cherokee Grandma and his half Cherokee Grandpa in their small mountain home during the depression." Amazon review
This is a beautiful story, but take the facts of it with a grain of salt.
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In the telling of the story of young Cherokee boy raised and educated in the backwoods by his grandparents, Forrest Carter talkes about living and dying, the place of people in the universe, the role of family and friends in the shaping of life, tragedy, humor, sorrow, bigotry, unselfishness and deep awareness of nature. Some of it is sad, some of it is hilarious, some of it is unbelievable and it is, all and all, charming.
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