The Education of Little Tree Forrest Carter

The Education of Little Tree

Author: Forrest Carter
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Book Title
The Education of Little Tree
Author
Forrest Carter
ISBN
9780826328090
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Forrest CarterPublisher: University of New Mexico PressPublished: 08/31/2001ISBN: 9780826328090Pages: 228Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.60dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 03/21/2008 pg. 63Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 7007 / Education of Little TreeReading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Forrest Carter
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 08/31/2001
ISBN: 9780826328090
Pages: 228
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 03/21/2008 pg. 63

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 7007 / Education of Little Tree
Reading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Forrest Carter
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 08/31/2001
ISBN: 9780826328090
Pages: 228
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 03/21/2008 pg. 63

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 7007 / Education of Little Tree
Reading Level: 5.5 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11