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Ellen's Apple Tree
     

Ellen's Apple Tree

by Kruusval, Joan Sandin (Translator)
 

Ellen and her friend Ollie love the apple tree in Ellen’s yard. They play in the tree all year round. In the summer, it’s a perfect secret place and Ellen and Ollie can be apple tree spies. And in the fall, the apples taste delicious. But one winter night, a storm blows the tree down. Oh, how Ellen misses her wonderful apple tree! Ellen’s mama

Overview

Ellen and her friend Ollie love the apple tree in Ellen’s yard. They play in the tree all year round. In the summer, it’s a perfect secret place and Ellen and Ollie can be apple tree spies. And in the fall, the apples taste delicious. But one winter night, a storm blows the tree down. Oh, how Ellen misses her wonderful apple tree! Ellen’s mama tells her that they can’t get a new tree until spring. It’s a long wait for Ellen and Ollie . . .

Winsome watercolor illustrations accompany this sweet story about the natural cycle of a beloved apple tree.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
This Swedish import is a simple and pastoral story that exudes charm. Little Ellen loves everything about her house and yard, but she especially likes her apple tree. So does her friend Ollie. It is great fun to climb, makes a perfect hiding place in summer, drops delicious apples in the fall, and is the ideal place to hang the bird feeders in the cold winter. One cold, stormy night, the old tree is felled by the harsh weather, and all that is left is memories, but in the spring, the stump is removed to make way for a new apple tree. It is very small, and the kids are very disappointed. Still, they nurture the tree throughout the summer and are rewarded with one apple. The apple is small, but it shows great promise for the little tree. The accompanying watercolors and ink drawings are brimming with activity and reflect a warm and caring family. Classroom teachers could use this with a unit on the life cycle or a unit about the potential and uniqueness of students. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789129669053
Publisher:
R & S Books
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

CATARINA KRUUSVAL created the Ellen series and is the author and illustrator of Franny’s Friends. She also illustrated Lena Arro’s Good Night, Animals and By Geezers and Galoshes! She lives in Sweden.

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