The Tree That Owns Itself and Other Adventure Tales from Georgia's Past

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Watling, James (Illustrated by) Atlanta. 1996 Trade paperback 3rd printing. Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Signed on first title page, "Gail Karwoski". Glued ... binding. Grayscale drawn Illustrations. Georgia history timeline; Coded map. Discover the stories behind a parachuting dog, a bear-wrestling swamp settler, a ghost town, a grave that speaks to the living, a car-lifting Olympic gold medalist, a gun-toting Revolutionary War woman, and more. Read more Show Less

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
The stories in this book come from every part of Georgia. They are stories old and new, tall, sad and funny, and they tell of a big, big state - the biggest state east of the Mississippi. The Tree that Owns Itself is a very reader-friendly book, with all sorts of additional information in the form of a timeline, a coded map, and authors' notes. The stories themselves are tightly constructed and move quickly. The cumulative effect makes for a good read, and if the reader gains some knowledge of the history of Georgia in the process, so much the better!
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Gr 3-6In these 12 short stories, a fabulous variety of characters from three centuries of Georgia history leap out to grab readers' attention. Two Revolutionary War era heroines (one a slave, the other a rebel countrywoman) and Blackbeard's pirates represent the 1700s. The 19th century vibrates with stories of mill workers deported by Sherman's troops, bears in the Okefenokee Swamp, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, links between gold rushes in Dahlonaga and Colorado, and a secret school for black children in antebellum Savannah. Gypsies, a weight-lifter in the 1956 Olympics, a World War II paratrooping dog, and the title story of the tree that owns itself headline for this century. Historical figures ringing with authenticity are paired with fictional young characters who are alive with fear, courage, hope, and disbelief. Energetic pacing and keen plot development pull readers in. Each selection concludes with a brief historical note that answers the questions "What happened next?" and "Is this true?" This title reaches far beyond regional interest.Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561451203
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 149
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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