Family Tree by Katherine Ayres

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Eleven-year-old Tyler Stoudt starts sixth grade off on the wrong foot. She has Ms. Custer, the toughest teacher in school, who has announced that the schoolwork for the year will revolve around one project: a family tree. Tyler doesn't have a family tree--she has only Papa. As Papa said, her family tree was "chop down and burnt up. " But Tyler decides to do her best on the family tree project. Does she have grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles? Tyler wants to know, but she is afraid of what she might find out.
 

About Katherine Ayres

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Katherine Ayres is the author of A LONG WAYand MATTHEW'STRUCK. She says, "For me as a child, strawberries equaled summer. The best dinners were those with sweet corn and tomatoes fresh from my grandfather's garden." She lives in Pittsburgh. Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. UP, DOWN, AND AROUND reminds her of her husband's garden: "By the end of summer, the squash, ornamental gourds, and pumpkins have taken over!" She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by BookPartners, LLC. 165 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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When Tyler, who lives alone with her widowed father, is assigned to make a family tree, discoveries abound: Her father, Jakob Stoudt, was raised Amish, and shunned for marrying an ``English'' woman, Sarah Tyler;

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Tyler cringes at a sixth-grade assignment to make a family tree and write about her ancestors. She has never known any relative except her widower father, Jakob, who rarely speaks of the mother killed

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When a sixth grader has to research her family history, she discovers her reticent widower father's Amish background and the sacrifices he made to marry her mother.

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Tyler cringes at a sixth-grade assignment to make a family tree and write about her ancestors.

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