The Education of Little Tree

  • Filename: the-education-of-little-tree.
  • ISBN: 9780826316943
  • Release Date: 2001-08-31
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Forrest Carter
  • Publisher: UNM Press

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 Education of Little Tree

  • Filename: the-education-of-little-tree.
  • ISBN: 9780826328090
  • Release Date: 1976
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Forrest Carter
  • Publisher: UNM Press

Recounts the childhood remembrances of an orphaned Native American boy living with his Cherokee grandparents in a mountain log cabin in eastern Tennessee during the 1930s.

Little Tree

  • Filename: little-tree.
  • ISBN: 9780698172708
  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Loren Long
  • Publisher: Penguin

For graduates, for their parents, for anyone facing change, here is a stunningly heartfelt ode to the challenges of growing up and letting go. A story as poignant for parents as for their kids, from the creator of Otis the tractor and illustrator of The Little Engine that Could. "Long’s gentle but powerful story about a young tree who holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop, takes on nothing less than the pain and sorrow of growing up. . . . As in Long’s unaccountably profound books about Otis the tractor, a pure white background somehow adds to the depth."—The New York Times Book Review In the middle of a little forest, there lives a Little Tree who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. Life is perfect just the way it is. Autumn arrives, and with it the cool winds that ruffle Little Tree's leaves. One by one the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold of winter head on. But not Little Tree—he hugs his leaves as tightly as he can. Year after year Little Tree remains unchanged, despite words of encouragement from a squirrel, a fawn, and a fox, his leaves having long since turned brown and withered. As Little Tree sits in the shadow of the other trees, now grown sturdy and tall as though to touch the sun, he remembers when they were all the same size. And he knows he has an important decision to make. From #1 New York Times bestselling Loren Long comes a gorgeously-illustrated story that challenges each of us to have the courage to let go and to reach for the sun. Praise for Little Tree * "The illustrations are beautifully rendered . . . Understated and inviting, young readers will be entranced by Little Tree’s difficult but ultimately rewarding journey."—Booklist, starred review "Long’s gentle but powerful story about a young tree who holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop, takes on nothing less than the pain and sorrow of growing up. Season after season, Little Tree clings to his brown-leaved self until he can take a leap and shed his protection. He feels ‘the harsh cold of winter,’ but soon grows tall and green, and it’s not bad at all. As in Long’s unaccountably profound books about Otis the tractor, a pure white background somehow adds to the depth."—The New York Times Book Review * "[Long's] willingness to take his time and even test the audience’s patience with his arboreal hero’s intransigence results in an ending that’s both a big relief and an authentic triumph. Long’s earnest-eloquent narrative voice and distilled, single-plane drawings, both reminiscent of an allegorical pageant, acknowledge the reality of the struggle while offering the promise of brighter days ahead."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "Long is sparing with the text, keeping it simple and beautifully descriptive. Brilliantly colored illustrations done in acrylic, ink, and pencil stand out on bright white pages, with Little Tree taking the center position in each double-page spread. Tender and gentle and altogether lovely."—Kirkus Reviews "Children will see the tree facing the scariness of change; adult readers may well feel wistful as the story underscores the need to let their babies grow toward independence. Beautiful. Grade: A"—Cleveland Plain Dealer From the Hardcover edition.

Going Native

  • Filename: going-native.
  • ISBN: 0801486955
  • Release Date: 2001-02-15
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Shari M. Huhndorf
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press

Huhndorf looks at modern cultural manifestations of the desire of European Americans to emulate Native Americans, showing how seemingly harmless images of Native Americans can articulate and reinforce a range of power relations including slavery, patriarchy, and oppression.

Josey Wales

  • Filename: josey-wales.
  • ISBN: 9780826311689
  • Release Date: 1989-01-01
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Forrest Carter
  • Publisher: UNM Press

Two classic westerns in one paperback--The Outlaw Josey Wales and Gone to Texas--the basis of Clint Eastwood's movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. By the author of The Education of Little Tree.

The Education of Dixie Dupree

  • Filename: the-education-of-dixie-dupree.
  • ISBN: 9781496705525
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Donna Everhart
  • Publisher: Kensington

In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Sometimes the lies are for her mama, Evie’s sake—to explain away a bruise brought on by her quick-as-lightning temper. And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie, who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County, Alabama, and return to her beloved New Hampshire. But for Dixie and her brother, Alabama is home, a place of pine-scented breezes and hot, languid afternoons. Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures, even her vivid imagination couldn’t concoct the events about to unfold. Dixie records everything in her diary—her parents’ fights, her father’s drinking and his unexplained departure, and the arrival of Uncle Ray. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again. Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves.

The Education of a Coach

  • Filename: the-education-of-a-coach.
  • ISBN: 9781401305208
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David Halberstam
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary

  • Filename: american-cinema-and-the-southern-imaginary.
  • ISBN: 9780820337104
  • Release Date: 2011-01
  • Number of pages: 374
  • Author: Deborah Barker
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press

"Placing the New Southern Studies in conversation with film studies, this book is simply the best edited collection available on film and the U.S. South.---Grace Hale. University of Virginia --

Grow a Little Fruit Tree

  • Filename: grow-a-little-fruit-tree.
  • ISBN: 9781603428897
  • Release Date: 2015-01-16
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Ann Ralph
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing

Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.

The Giving Tree

  • Filename: the-giving-tree.
  • ISBN: 9780061965104
  • Release Date: 2014-02-18
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

This year, as The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition will allow 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. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Be Still Little Tree Be Still

  • Filename: be-still-little-tree-be-still.
  • ISBN: 0997269006
  • Release Date: 2016-04-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Shawn Elliot Russell
  • Publisher:

"After facing a frightful thundershower that shook him to his roots, a terrified little tree learns the secret to weathering his fears and the storms of life."With the help of its beautifully vibrant illustrations, this charming tale teaches children, and adults alike, a powerful secret to overcoming fear and the most challenging obstacles: Stillness.In a time when it seems we need it most, "Be Still, Little Tree, Be Still" offers the perfect introduction to one of life's greatest lessons for finding peace and happiness. This beautiful allegory, elegant in its simplicity yet profound in its message, will stay by your side for years to come as you lovingly remind your child, in the face of fear and adversity, to "Be Still, Little Tree, Be Still."

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