A Crooked Tree

A Crooked Tree
Author: Una Mannion
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780571357987
Available:
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My mother made a snap decision. How could we know it would change us forever? 'Brimming with curiosity and wonder.' Irish Times 'Lushly atmospheric.' Daily Mail 'Thoroughly gripping.' Lucy Caldwell 'Brilliant.' Sara Baume Rage. That's the feeling engulfing the car as Ellen's mother swerves over to the hard-shoulder and orders her daughter out onto the roadside. Ignoring the protests of her other children, she accelerates away, leaving Ellen standing on the gravel verge in her school pinafore and knee socks as the light fades. What would you do as you watch your little sister getting smaller in the rear view window? How far would you be willing to go to help her? The Gallagher children are going to find out. This moment is the beginning of a summer that will change everything.

A Crooked Tree

A Crooked Tree
Author: Una Mannion
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780063049857
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. “The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence.” It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in “The Kingdom,” a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend. One night, while driving home, Libby’s mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby’s little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next. A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping tale about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

A Crooked Tree

A Crooked Tree
Author: Una Mannion
Pages: 320
ISBN: 006304983X
Available:
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Harper Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. "The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence." It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in "The Kingdom," a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend. One night, while driving home, Libby's mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby's little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next. A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping tale about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

Crooked Tree

Crooked Tree
Author: Robert Charles Wilson
Pages: 372
ISBN: 047203152X
Available:
Release: 2006-05-08
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping horror tale that deftly weaves Indian lore with suspense amid a northern Michigan setting

A Crooked Tree

A Crooked Tree
Author: Una Mannion
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0063049848
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Harper
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. "The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence." It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in "The Kingdom," a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend. One night, while driving home, Libby's mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby's little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next. A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping page-turner about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

The Crooked Tree

The Crooked Tree
Author: Susan Brandt Castelli
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781512787511
Available:
Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A generous and caring heart comes from the Lord and can turn a lost soul into a new creation.

The Little Crooked Christmas Tree

The Little Crooked Christmas Tree
Author: Michael Cutting
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0439937973
Available:
Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Among the rows and rows of little trees growing on Brown's Christmas Tree Farm, there is one tree that is not like the others. This little spruce asks the same two questions of every creature he meets: "What is Christmas? What is a Christmas tree?" The little tree hears no response until one day he shelters a white dove from a storm. Through this friendship, the little tree learns the meaning of love, sacrifice and Christmas. Since its fi rst publication in 1990, the book has become a Christmas favourite. The new edition features a sparkly foil cover, redesigned artwork and an extended page count. A must-have for the holidays!

Crooked Tree Ranch

Crooked Tree Ranch
Author: RJ Scott
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781785640322
Available:
Release: 2013-12-13
Editor: Love Lane Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the cowboy meets the guy from the city, he knows everything will have to change. On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana. With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten, and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrels from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch. Foreman and part-owner of the ranch, former-rodeo star Nathaniel 'Nate' Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill. His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change, but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow - he just isn't prepared for how much.

The Land of the Crooked Tree

The Land of the Crooked Tree
Author: U. P. Hedrick
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0814318347
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Wayne State University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1874, the Hedrick family arrived in L 'Arbre croche or "crooked tree," as the Jesuit missionaries had called it one hundred and fifty years earlier. The wilderness of Little Traverse Bay had just been opened for homesteading, and the Hedricks joined a dozen other white families in the trading post of Little Traverse, situated in virgin forest. From the age of four until he left the area at eighteen, U. P. Hedrick saw the shabby trading post rum into the tidy village of Harbor Springs. In those years, mechanized logging replaced the homesteader's crosscut saw; the passenger pigeon disappeared; and the railroad arrived. Hedrick writes of his youth and shows himself to be a sharp and often witty observer of the little details of domestic life on the Michigan frontier. He expounds on cooking whitefish and blackberry rolypoly, on the farmer's "arsenal of axes," on pigs and their parts-both edible and useful, on wild and cultivated fruits, on trees, on kettles, and on Indians of the area. Lovers of Michigan's woods and fields, lakes and rivers; professional historians; and storytellers will find themselves delighted by Hedrick's account. The Land of the Crooked Tree is a Great Lakes Books reprint.

The Crooked Tree

The Crooked Tree
Author: Emma Forsythe
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781633384187
Available:
Release: 2018-04-06
Editor: Fulton Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Miranda is a small tree who grew in the shadow of a hillside. She was not as big or as strong as the other trees on the hilltop, so she learned to make friends elsewhere. Her best friends were the children from the village who came to play nearby. One day, a frightening storm hit, and Miranda had to survive. This is the story about getting through life's storms.

There Grows a Crooked Tree

There Grows a Crooked Tree
Author: W. Bruce Wingo
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780595289035
Available:
Release: 2003-11-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1959, two thirteen year old boys discover a secret that the town of Hole, Georgia, would rather remain buried. No one wants to talk about the decorated African American soldier lynched on a hot summer night in 1919. But the event cannot be ignored since several impressionable citizens of the town claim they have seen the "haint" of the murdered soldier dancing around the old live oak tree in the city park-always around midnight on Independence Day. The two boys decide they must discover whether the ghost is real or just the imagination of a guilt-ridden community. Darrel Cannon and his new friend, Bumpy Foster, set out to find the truth. They soon ally themselves with an old black stonecutter who seems to know much more than he is willing to tell. Their journey through the humid summer leads to adventure and danger but also to enlightenment. In the aftermath of the flaming climax, Darrel Cannon discovers that the senseless violence of a bygone era can forever change a boy's world view.

Cleon the Crooked Tree A Tale of Self Acceptance and Life Purpose for All Ages

Cleon  the Crooked Tree  A Tale of Self Acceptance and Life Purpose for All Ages
Author: Pamela Joy
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781467060462
Available:
Release: 2011-11
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cleon, a crooked little tree, wants to look like the other trees in the forest so he will fit in and be accepted by those who make fun of him. Despite his grandfather's words of wisdom, Cleon doesn't like being different and blames God for making him ugly. As Grandfather continues to encourage Cleon to have faith and patience, many changes are taking place in the forest. These changes bring about wonderful new experiences, and Cleon eventually discovers that being different is truly a blessing. This engaging book is ideal for parents, teachers, and children to experience and enjoy together. Simple Bible verses are cleverly woven into the story, and we learn along with Cleon that words not only confuse, embarrass, and hurt, but they also have the power to teach, encourage, and heal. The Points to Ponder section in the back of this book uses scripture references and thought provoking questions to further stimulate our spiritual growth.

The Crooked Tree Indian legends of northern Michigan

The Crooked Tree Indian legends of northern Michigan
Author: J.C. Wright
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9785871764640
Available:
Release: 1917
Editor: Рипол Классик
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Crooked Tree

The Crooked Tree
Author: John Couchois Wright
Pages: 154
ISBN: UOM:39015006573201
Available:
Release: 1932
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tales from the Tacklebox

Tales from the Tacklebox
Author: Jason Whiteley
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781457511509
Available:
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

About the Book The smallest lure in the tacklebox, MT - as his friends would say - is in trouble...really big trouble. Deep in the murky water near the crooked tree, MT is hooked on an underwater log next to a giant catfish. If he ever wants to make it back to the boat, MT will need help from his friends from the tacklebox. Will they pull together a plan in time to save him? Or will MT be stuck under the crooked tree forever? About the Author Jason could hold the world record for the number of fishing lures accidentally thrown into trees as a child. At various times since then, Jason has been a soldier, a lawyer, a writer, and a poet. Always one to tell a good story, Jason lives in Washington DC with a wonderful woman who reminds him that there is no tale amazing enough to prevent him from taking out the trash or emptying the dishwasher. About the Illustrator Michael has been working as an illustrator for over 15 years, but has been drawing and doodling his whole life. He has illustrated picture books for young readers and novels for young adults. He has always loved children's books and children's illustration, and has been especially inspired by the work of Dr. Suess, Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes), E.H. Shepard (Winnie the Pooh) as well as Golden Age illustrators like Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. He and his family live in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Crooked Christmas Tree

The Crooked Christmas Tree
Author: Damian Chandler
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781546033233
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this real-life Christmas fable, when a Dad decides to let his kids select the family Christmas tree, he gets an unexpected lesson about God's love. In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God's love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propels the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith.

Stories of the Crooked Tree

Stories of the Crooked Tree
Author: John Couchois Wright
Pages: 90
ISBN: UOM:39015046349232
Available:
Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stories and legends of L'Arbre Croche, an Ottawa Indian mission district in Emmet County, Michigan.

The Crooked Christmas Tree

The Crooked Christmas Tree
Author: Damian Chandler
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781546033233
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: FaithWords
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this real-life Christmas fable, when a Dad decides to let his kids select the family Christmas tree, he gets an unexpected lesson about God's love. In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God's love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propels the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith.

The Crooked Mask

The Crooked Mask
Author: Rachel Burge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1471409201
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Twisted Tree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part ghost story, part murder mystery - a creepy and magical tale steeped in Norse myth, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman.

CROOKED TREE

CROOKED TREE
Author: ROBERT C. WILSON
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: