Someday a Tree by Eve Bunting

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Alice is dismayed when one day the leaves on the old oak tree start to fall. Although she can't save the tree, Alice remembers something that gives her hope: the acorns she collected when the tree was still healthy.
 

About Eve Bunting

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and numerous novels. She lives in Southern California.
 
Published March 22, 1993 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The team who collaborated on The Wall (1990) and Fly Away Home (1991, both ALA Notables) takes on another contemporary issue in a story about a beloved tree, an ancient oak, succumbing to pollutants.

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Nostalgia and timeliness merge seamlessly in this uncommonly evocative picture book, said PW in a starred review. The story's emotional impact-and environmental message-are movingly reinforced b

Feb 19 1996 | Read Full Review of Someday a Tree

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Nostalgia and timeliness merge seamlessly in this uncommonly evocative picture book. A sprawling oak tree grows in the field next to Alice's house, and it holds many memories for her family. Her mothe

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Finally, when its branches are bare, Alice plants acorns she had once gathered from the then-healthy tree, telling her dog that if even one of them grows, another tree will sprout up ``someday.'' While filling her cogent tale with poignant details (neighbors bring food and get-well cards;

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""Nostalgia and timeliness merge seamlessly in this uncommonly evocative picture book,"" said PW in a starred review.

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