Tree Girl

Tree Girl

by T. A. Barron


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Rowanna’s stern caretaker, Mellwyn, has warned her again and again not to go near the trees that surround their seaside cottage. But Rowanna is drawn to the forest—especially the HighWillow on its faraway hill. Are the trees really forest ghouls, as Mellwyn says? Or could they possibly hold the secret to Rowanna’s past and the mother she can hardly remember? If only she could get near the High Willow, Rowanna feels certain she would understand. . . .

       With its timeless forest setting and charming, whimsical characters, Tree Girl is a perfect introduction to fantasy for young middle-grade readers, from a true master of the genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142427088
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,203,034
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

T. A. Barron ( lives in Boulder, Colorado and is the founder of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which honors outstanding young people.

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Tree Girl 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
AsTr1102 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had a bit of a slow start but quickly picked up speed. Very good descriptions and full of heartwarming adventures about a girl seeking the truth. Great ending and full of magic and fun.
Heidi001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is magical and endearing and would be a good read for young middle school students. It tells a tale of nine-year-old Rowanna who lives in a little cottage by the sea with Melwyn, an old fisherman who had found her as an infant under High Willow, the great tree at the top of the forest. Melwyn is very protective of her and always warns her not to go into the forest because of the evil ghouls there. But she is drawn to the magic of the forest and one day makes her way to High Willow with her new friend a bear/boy who is a tree spirit. That day and on through the night, spirits come forth from the trees and dance all through the night. She discovers that not only are there no ghouls in the forest but she too, is a tree spirit and the daughter of High Willow. This book deals with themes of longing for self-knowledge, family, friendship and the magical symbiotic relationship that all of them have with nature. It is written by the National Bestselling Author of The Mirror of Merlin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beutifully written T. A. Barron. I would suggest this book to all ages and anyone who feels they need some emotion. For kids younger than 10 it's just a good story but for almost anybody older it has a hidden meaning that, once found, makes you feel like you hadn't ever realy understood the world 'till that point when you discover it. The people feel so real, like this is the only reality, all of their choices are so logical, at least in that character's situation. The feelings are discribed so well, the people are introduced so well and seem so reasonable and lovable. This book was the best I have read in a while. Never stop writing T. A. Barron. I will let the readers find the meaning of this book for themselves. - So long By; a reader who loved this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and I could never put it down, I read it for a book report, and I wanted to do it twice. LOL. This book is amazing and I really recomend it =D
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tree Girl is definately one of Barron's masterpieces! The forest setting is purely magical in it's description and I was drawn into it's lush foliage and whispering leaves right alongside Rowanna. But, the most fantastic and breathtaking moment in this book is the ending. It was so brilliant that I just sort of sat there in awe after I had finished it! Very highly recommended!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give this 6 stars if I could. It is about a girl named Anna who was found by a fisherman but who feels drawn to the forest at nine years old. I would recommend this book to ANYONE! I couldn't put this book down and I have read it so many times! This is really the best book I have ever read! A friend told me to read this book. I thought it was just some old stupid book, but I tried it and I LOVED it even though I had just read a few pages. I finished it sadly. I wish that it was longer. Please read this book Tree Girl--you really will not regret it! I have been telling my friends to read this book! I can't imagine some people don't like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was simply amazing! I just love to read and I thought I would check this book out at the was outstanding!! I want more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book!! It has so many surprises in it and it seems like things just come alive in that book!! He He they really do! This is highly recommended for anybody who likes an adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written in the style of Barron that was loved in his past books. However, the plot leaves something to be desired. The ending to the story is highly predictable. However, it is written fairly well and is tough to put down. I wish Barron would start writing more high fantasy, as with his Merlin series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, outstanding in ever way, is one for those who the wilderness calls. This fantasy makes the heart sing and the soul soar within the imagination and thought put into this creation by the mind of this great writer. Anyone who longs to hear the grass whisper and the branches sing will instantly fall in love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a small baby, Anna was found by a fisherman in the forest, at the base of a great willow tree. He took her to his small cottage by the sea to raise, and now, nine years old, Anna wonders just what happened to her parents. Mellwyn, the fisherman, insists that the fierce ghouls inhabiting the forest must have killed them. But Anna's curiosity gets the best of her, and one day she wanders into the forest, only to find a world of magic and beauty, not evil and danger. When Mellwyn discovers that she has been to the forest, he forbids her ever to go there again. But Anna feels compelled to return, and especially feels drawn to the willow tree, where she believes she will finally solve the mystery of her origin. I highly reccomend this enchanting fantasy novel.