The Education of Little Tree (Hardback)
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The Education of Little Tree (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 30/08/2001
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This story has entranced readers of all ages since it was first published twenty-five years ago. The tale tells the story 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 the white businessmen and tax collectors, and how Grandpa, in hilarious vignettes, scares them away from his illegal attempts to enter the cash economy. Grandma teaches Little Tree the joys of reading and education. But when Little Tree is taken away for schooling by whites, 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.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826328083
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 22 mm
Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition


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"Some of it is sad, some of it is hilarious, some of it is unbelievable, and all of it is charming."
"There's humor, tragedy, tenderness and most of all, love . . . . A lot of people received a lot of education from their grandparents that schools don't offer. But few have expressed it as well as Little Tree has. Very good reading."

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“Brilliant read”

This book made me laugh, & cry, so much that my husband was intrigued & read it after me - with the same reaction. Once he'd finished it, he turned back to the beginning & re-read it.

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22nd November 2010
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