The birthday tree

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Candlewick Press,
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Planting a birthday tree has enduring effects in this poignant tale of a roving boy’s link tonature — and the roots of his family’s love.When baby Jack arrives, his father and mother plant an apple seedling to honor his birth. As Jack grows taller, so does the tree. When Jack is happy, the tree limbs stand straight and proud. When he is cold, the leaves tremble on their stems. But one day Jack’s parents awake to find his bed empty. When they see a gull perched atop the tree, they realize that their Jack has run away to sea. Paul Fleischman’s lyrical prose and Barry Root’s magical illustrations tell the story of a boy’s powerful connection to his family despite distance — and adds new meaning to the old custom of planting a birthday tree.
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Level 3.9, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 660L
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Grouping Title birthday tree
Grouping Author fleischman paul
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
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