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Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
     

Beyond the Pawpaw Trees

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by Palmer Brown
 

It all began on a lavender blue day—the kind of day when anything can happen. It was on such a day that Anna Lavinia’s father saw a double rainbow and went chasing after it. And it is on such a day that she and her cat, Strawberry, set off on their journey beyond the walled garden where the pawpaw trees grow, to a place where the buttercups bloom pink

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It all began on a lavender blue day—the kind of day when anything can happen. It was on such a day that Anna Lavinia’s father saw a double rainbow and went chasing after it. And it is on such a day that she and her cat, Strawberry, set off on their journey beyond the walled garden where the pawpaw trees grow, to a place where the buttercups bloom pink and the laws of gravity don’t always apply. Here Anna Lavinia will test her mother’s advice “Never believe what you see,” against her father’s wise words “Believe only what you see,” and just maybe she’ll finally be able to use the mysterious silver key her father left behind when he went chasing after rainbows.

Beyond the Pawpaw Trees is a tour through a land as strange and wonderful as Oz, filled with people as delightfully batty as any in Alice’s looking glass. It is a place to return to again and again, beautifully brought to life in Palmer Brown’s fanciful words and intricate, sugar-spun drawings.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Brilliant . . . it may prove the special treasure of many.” —New York Herald Tribune
 
“A fantasy for girls who have lively imaginations. Anna Lavinia’s adventures will be appreciated by them and they will take the trip with her.” —Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590174616
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Series:
New York Review Children's Collection Series
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,103,880
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Palmer Brown (1920-2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children, including Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg; Cheerful; and Hickory. About Beyond the Pawpaw Trees, his first published book, Brown said: “If it has any moral at all, it is hoped that it will always be a deep secret between the author and those of his readers who still know that believing is seeing.”

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Beyond the Pawpaw Trees 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mamablue More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe how wonderful it is that "Beyond the Pawpaw Trees" and its sequal "The Silver Nutmeg" are going to be back in print! These were among my very favorite books as a girl, and I have been looking for copies for years. The visual images these books created are so strong that I retain memories of them 50 years later. I read them to my children many years ago, and I can't wait to purchase both books so I can read them with my grandchildren!