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Sees Behind Trees

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  • Posted February 19, 2010

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    Wonderful writing without pointless frills

    I enjoyed this book and think it would be great for preteen readers. The story and characters are well-developed with a warm depth, but Michael Dorris achieves this with fairly simple and unadorned writing. The story moves quickly without feeling rushed. There may be a few words that trip younger kids up, but for the most part it is a straightforward text. Don't let its simplicity fool you, though; there are complex lessons to be learned about identity, love, jealousy, and taking care of others. I found nothing objectionable about the book, but parents of younger kids might want to read it just to be able to discuss the lessons of the book with them. Also, some kids might be annoyed that there are some mysteries left unsolved.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    warm and developed characters and comprehendable reading.

    tells a story of a near sighted child learning and earning credit for becoming an adult and he acknowledges it throughout the story with his special skill. this is a short story that shows a young boy's special gift that he can "see" beyond his poor eyesight, shows his potential courage, and cope with loss.
    a historical fiction book for children from 5th-8th

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2008

    Worst Book Ever!

    I was forced against my will to read this book for school, and it was the absolute worst book I ever read! The story was dumb, and the plot didn't make sense, Michael Dorris writes books no one can understand, and the characters weren't very creative either. This is a pretty interesting idea, but leave it to Michael Dorris to make it slow, boring, and awful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    A third-grader's opinion

    It is a challenging book for young second or third graders, too many descriptive words but the story was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2001

    A tale of Indians

    This book isn't too good, but it's not bad either. It is too short and they could make it longer, more interesting and overall better. Also the names were too confusing. The theme and plot could also have been changed for the better. On the positive side, i could hardly put it down, until i finished it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2000

    Best Book I Ever Read

    It was about a boy named Sees Behind Trees who couldn't exactly see, but he used his other senses to get through the forest with his friend GrayFire. GrayFire is looking for the Land of Water, a place he has seen before, but had a bad experience there. On their way, they found a family from a different tribe, with a baby named Checha. Later in the book, GrayFire dies, and Sees Behind Trees has to find his own way back with his other senses. He finds Checha and goes home.

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