The Boys in the Trees

The Boys in the Trees
Author: Mary Swan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780345808042
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tragic event sends a small town reeling in Mary Swan's brilliant, Scotiabank Giller-nominated The Boys in the Trees, a haunting exploration of one family's desperation. For the first time in Vintage Canada. William, his wife and 2 daughters, new immigrants to a small town in southern Ontario, are the picture of a devoted family. But when he is accused of embezzlement, William commits an unthinkable crime, and those who believed him to be an affectionate, attentive father are brought up short. Mary Swan examines the intricate and unexpected connections between the people in this close-knit community that continue to echo into the future. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions, a locket contains immeasurable sorrow, trees provide refuge for lost souls and grief clicks into place when a man cocks the cold-steel hammer of a revolver. A supreme literary achievement, The Boys in the Trees offers a chilling story that swells with acutely observed emotion and humanity.

Boys in the Trees

Boys in the Trees
Author: Carly Simon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250095909
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Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carly Simon's New York Times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780061965104
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Release: 2014-02-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385536783
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Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.

The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree
Author: Forrest Carter
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780826316943
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Release: 2001-08-31
Editor: UNM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course. Little Tree also learns the often callous ways of white businessmen and tax collectors, and how Granpa, in hilarious vignettes, scares them away from his illegal attempts to enter the cash economy. Granma teaches Little Tree the joys of reading and education. But when Little Tree is taken away by whites for schooling, we learn of the cruelty meted out to Indian children in an attempt to assimilate them and of Little Tree's perception of the Anglo world and how it differs from the Cherokee Way. A classic of its era, and an enduring book for all ages, The Education of Little Tree has now been redesigned for this twenty-fifth anniversary edition.

The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9780553512700
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Release: 2015
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Story originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, A1972.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780763669096
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Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571290581
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Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Teaching the Trees

Teaching the Trees
Author: Joan Maloof
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780820335988
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Release: 2010-09-15
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of natural-history essays, biologist Joan Maloof embarks on a series of lively, fact-filled expeditions into forests of the eastern United States. Through Maloof’s engaging, conversational style, each essay offers a lesson in stewardship as it explores the interwoven connections between a tree species and the animals and insects whose lives depend on it—and who, in turn, work to ensure the tree’s survival. Never really at home in a laboratory, Maloof took to the woods early in her career. Her enthusiasm for firsthand observation in the wild spills over into her writing, whether the subject is the composition of forest air, the eagle’s preference for nesting in loblolly pines, the growth rings of the bald cypress, or the gray squirrel’s fondness for weevil-infested acorns. With a storyteller’s instinct for intriguing particulars, Maloof expands our notions about what a tree “is” through her many asides—about the six species of leafhoppers who eat only sycamore leaves or the midges who live inside holly berries and somehow prevent them from turning red. As a scientist, Maloof accepts that trees have a spiritual dimension that cannot be quantified. As an unrepentant tree hugger, she finds support in the scientific case for biodiversity. As an activist, she can’t help but wonder how much time is left for our forests.

Trouble in the Trees

Trouble in the Trees
Author: Yolanda Ridge
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781554699698
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Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eleven-year-old Bree is happiest when she's climbing the trees at Cedar Grove, her urban townhouse complex. She's the best climber around, even better than an older boy, Tyler, who drives her crazy with his competitiveness. When Ethan, a younger boy, falls from a tree and hurts his elbow, the neighborhood council bans all tree-climbing in Cedar Grove. If Bree chooses to ignore the bylaw, her family could be kicked out of their home, so she vows to change the rule instead. After giving a presentation to the Neighborhood Council, she realizes this is not a battle she can win on her own, but rallying the Cedar Grove troops is more difficult than she imagined.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307781567
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Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101601327
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Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

Lost in the Barrens

Lost in the Barrens
Author: Farley Mowat
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781551991856
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Release: 2009-01-13
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Awasin, a Cree Indian boy, and Jamie, a Canadian orphan living with his uncle, the trapper Angus Macnair, are enchanted by the magic of the great Arctic wastes. They set out on an adventure that proves longer and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Drawing on his knowledge of the ways of the wilderness and the implacable northern elements, Farley Mowat has created a memorable tale of daring and adventure. When first published in 1956, Lost in the Barrens won the Governor-General’s Award for Juvenile Literature, the Book-of-the-Year Medal of the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians and the Boys’ Club of America Junior Book Award.

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780593115008
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Release: 2001-05-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees
Author: Italo Calvino
Pages: 217
ISBN: UOM:39015040109038
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Release: 1959
Editor: London : Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fantasy of the 18th century, which tells of the story of Cosimo, 12-year old future Baron of Rondo, who took to the trees and lived there for many years.

Boys with Plants

Boys with Plants
Author: Anonim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 145217444X
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the eponymous and blooming Instagram account, Boys with Plants is a fun and lush celebration of the dreamiest dudes with the greenest thumbs. This collection showcases a wide array of beautiful plants and luscious flora, along with 50 men from around the world who love and care for them. Luxurious full-color spreads provide indoor and outdoor home and garden inspiration paired with tips on how to select, grow, and style plants, plus a short bio of each boy. Boys with Plants will leave readers desiring a gorgeous urban jungle of their own (and maybe a handsome fellow to tend to it).

Planting the Trees of Kenya

Planting the Trees of Kenya
Author: Claire A. Nivola
Pages: 32
ISBN: UOM:49015003326502
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Release: 2008-04
Editor: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose combine to tell the remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it. 15,000 first printing.

Man Who Planted Trees

Man Who Planted Trees
Author: Jean Giono
Pages: 54
ISBN: 0720613345
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Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his wonderful story of Elzéard Bouffier, an imaginary yet wholly believableshepherd, Jean Giono perhaps hoped to inspire a reafforestation programmethat would renew the whole earth. The story opposes the tree-planter, the earthhusband,to the makers of war. At the same time it shows us all that is best inman's relationship with nature - both parable and manual - and with his fellowman. For Giono, nature is a living force in which man can rediscover the depthand harmony he has lost in urban life. Michael McCurdy's beautiful woodcuts,which accompany the text, have helped establish this book as a unique editionof a unique and inspiring story for all times.When a Guardian survey recently revealed what writers would have liked tohave written, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo plumped for thisextraordinary title. The Man Who Planted Trees is now long establised as aliterary, and enviromental classic.

The Wildness Within and the Tree of Eyes

The Wildness Within and the Tree of Eyes
Author: Adrian McO-Campbell
Pages: 78
ISBN: 1451511477
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Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated, symbolic short story for young adults and adults about seeing. It is also about finding a simple perspective of nature amid the complexity of human thinking and new understandings.

The Theology of Lotegeluaki Isaiah

The Theology of Lotegeluaki  Isaiah
Author: Stanley Ole Lotegeluaki
Pages: 618
ISBN: 1544679424
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Release: 2017-03-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Concerning chpt 34 Ezekiel God says that He will judge the Shepherds of the flocks, not only the rulers of Israel but all the leaders of the world. The Lord says - Ezekiel 34:3 "Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. 4: The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye sought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force & with cruelty have ye ruled them." That is the state of the leadership around the world, but God is going to get rid of the evil shepherds & replace them with Jesus Christ. Concerning the flock, God is going to judge between the cattle, the fat sheep & the lean sheep. Some Christians have made it harder for other people to enter the faith, especially the Right Wing of the U.S.A. They hate and are xenophobic, yet they say they are Christians. Example Christians voting for Trump have alienated- the Latinos, the Blacks & anyone who loves the Environment, free Medical & Education for all. And these people who dont want to help the Environment, & free Medical help to the poor say they are Christians. This is the reason why no one wants to join Christianity- they see the Hate driven religion of the Right. That coupled with the Pedophile scandal & the history of Christians destroying the Indians, & the Bible belt in the south U.S.A. fighting to retain slavery has driven many away from the faith. Ezekiel 34:17 " And as for you, O My flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle & cattle, between the rams & the he goats. 18: Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? & to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? 19: And as for My flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; & they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. 20: Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I even I, will judge between the fat cattle & between the lean cattle." God will judge what happened between the nations. One of the problems of nations is pride. God in Ezekiel calls nations "Trees" and Satan''s nation is a big tree. All Trees drink water or politics to grow. The Lord says concerning Satan''s tree. Ezekiel 31:3" Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, & with a shadowing shroud, & of an high stature; & his top was among the thick boughs. 4:The waters made him great..." 9:I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches; so that all the trees {nations} of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. 10: Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, & hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, & his heart is lifted up in his height;" God destroyed and cut down the tree. Ezekiel 31:14" To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water {politics}: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit." That means- Nationalism- is evil. Christian nations do not exalt themselves or have pride in themselves. For all "trees" drink water & they all die like men. So I tell the new African nation & other nations, dont exalt yourself, be humble, no exceptionalism. If you do lift up yourself in the forest- garden of Eden- God will put you in your place and cut you down. Haughtiness goes before a fall. Look what happened to the two superpowers at the S. Coming. Proverb 17:19 " He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction." So God is going to judge among the nations {cattle-xenophobic sheep- or trees that drink water}