The Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children's Literature

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THE BOOK TREE:
A CHRISTIAN REFERENCE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Once upon a time, a carpenter entered a forest and happened upon a wolf wearing a feathered cap. Quick -- whose side are you one? If you don't know, we suggest reading a hearty round of fairytales. Stories provide a roadmap for life. This is because stories ARE life. But oftentimes it's easiest to understand where we are when we can look through ...

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Overview

THE BOOK TREE:
A CHRISTIAN REFERENCE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Once upon a time, a carpenter entered a forest and happened upon a wolf wearing a feathered cap. Quick -- whose side are you one? If you don't know, we suggest reading a hearty round of fairytales. Stories provide a roadmap for life. This is because stories ARE life. But oftentimes it's easiest to understand where we are when we can look through other eyes -- from the perspective of someone else, living somewhere else, somewhen else.

Literary habits naturally give way to literary affections. For those beginning to read for the first time or those beginning to read again, "The Book Tree" will drop golden apples in your lap, until you can climb high enough to pick for yourself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591280507
  • Publisher: Canon Press
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 814,299
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Preface to the First Edition     13
Preface to the Second Edition     21
Preschool Literature     25
Elementary School Fiction     61
Middle School Fiction     125
Elementary & Middle School Biography     163
High School Fiction     183
High School Biography     217
Title Index     241
Author Index     251
Illustrator Index     257
Subject Index     261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Excellent source for children's literature

    I have numerous books on choosing books for children. I thought about giving this book a '5', but I'm sometimes disappointed by the authors that they have not included. There are books about history, life and all kinds of subjects and I don't think I would hesitate in recommending any of them to my 12 year old child. In all fairness though there are literally 1,000 books of fair-excellent quality written for children each year and I know it would be hard for a reviewer to look at them all. That is the difference here, they have reviewed and read all of the books included and recommended here. I highly recommend this book. It is comparative to others costing 3 times the price. I work in a church library, but also love reading children's books myself. This book is a real pleasure to own and use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2004

    disappointing lack of diversity among the selections

    Firmly rooted in the first half of the 20th century, this 'reference' fails to provide the reader with a selection of literature by any but caucasian/European authors. Indeed, few of the selections represent the rich varied culture that is ours today. There are exceptions, of course, but, sadly, they are few and it is disappointing to leaf through the biography section to find that most of the subjects are, pardon me, dead, white guys.

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