Song of the Trees

Song of the Trees With the depression bearing down on her family and food in short supply Cassie Logan isn t sure where her next meal will come from But there is one thing that she knows will always be there the whisp

With the depression bearing down on her family and food in short supply, Cassie Logan isn t sure where her next meal will come from But there is one thing that she knows will always be there the whispering trees outside her window Cassie s trees are a steady source of comfort to her, but they also happen to be worth a lot of money When Mr Andersen tries to force Big MWith the depression bearing down on her family and food in short supply, Cassie Logan isn t sure where her next meal will come from But there is one thing that she knows will always be there the whispering trees outside her window Cassie s trees are a steady source of comfort to her, but they also happen to be worth a lot of money When Mr Andersen tries to force Big Ma to sell their valuable trees, Cassie can t just sit by and let it happen She knows that her family needs the money, but something tells her that they need the trees just as much The beloved heroine of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry enchants us again in this story of strength and pride.

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Song of the Trees

  1. Mildred DeLois Taylor is an African American writer known for her works exploring the struggle faced by African American families in the Deep South.Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but lived there only a short amount of time, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood She now lives in Colorado with her daughter Many of her works are based on stories of her family that she heard while growing up She has stated that these anecdotes became very clear in her mind, and in fact, once she realized that adults talked about the past, I began to visualize all the family who had once known the land, and I felt as if I knew them, too Taylor has talked about how much history was in the stories some stories took place during times of slavery and some post slavery.Taylor s most famous book is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry In 1977, the book won the Newbery Medal Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the middle book, chronologically, in the Logans series that also includes titles such as The Land, Song of the Trees, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, and The Road to Memphis Her collective contributions to children s literature resulted in her being awarded the inaugural NSK Neustadt Prize for Children s Literature in 2003.

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  1. Sometimes I think I am a difficult book reviewer to please One minute, I fault an author for leaving too many loose ends The next minute, I fault an author for tying together too many of those loose ends Yet the longer I review books, the I feel that writing a good book is like catching lightning in a bottle Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor is an excellent example of a story that could have been composed wrongly in so many ways It is the sign of a truly talented author that Mildred Taylor ge [...]

  2. I liked this book very much It touched upon very adult topics like racism and illness I would not recommend for this book to be in a lower level elementary classroom because of its maturity and length however, it should definitely be considered for an upper level classroom I especially liked this book because of its message

  3. This is a great book We read it on class recently It is a very touching story about family, love, kindness and courage It s amazing how a story like this can be so interesting and full of emotions in one small book

  4. This book won the Council on Interracial Books Award and also a New York Times Outstanding Book of the year in 1975 This was book 3 of the Logan series written by Ms Taylor Although this book was for children versus the first book The Land was, still almost just as good And although she didn t write in the beginning of this one this is what she wrote in the first pages of The Land and it applies to this book as well Although there are those who wish to ban my books because I have used language [...]

  5. This is a historical fiction book This book holds a few awards such as the Jane Addams Children s Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award for Author Honor, First prize, Council on Interracial Books for Children, Outstanding Book of the Year Citation, The New York Times, and the Jane Addams Honors Citation This book is about a family who seems loving, down to earth and lives with encouragement With Cassie is in Mississippi her father is working in Louisianan to bring home money and medicine There is [...]

  6. Cassie Logan s family is the only black family to own land in their township of Mississippi It s hard for the white people in the area to countenance the confidence this land gives the Logans They aren t typical of other blacks, and they certainly don t act the way the whites want them to For Cassie the trees mean home They are alive, and she can often hear them sing One day the trees stop singing, however Times are hard, and Mr Logan is away working on railroad construction Big Ma Cassie s gran [...]

  7. Big Ma Her Family Is Going Threw A Hard Time Since Papa Is Away At Work trying Make Sum Money For His Family Big Ma Her Family Get Food From The Trees In The Forest Like Berries All Kind Of Vegetables So One Day There Is This White Men Named Mr Anderson He Want To Cut Down The Trees In The Forest Mama Do Not Want Them To Cause She Know The Trees Mean Something To Her Kids.So Mr Anderson Had Said If You Don t Want Me To Cut Down The Trees You Gone Have To Give Me 60 Dollars But Eventually Mr Ande [...]

  8. The book songs of the trees talks about the indiscriminate development of environment Cassie, main character, and her family are so poor that they always concern meals Although she is in such environment, she becomes comfort with songs of the trees However, white people who come from city try to cut off priceless trees to her with cost for the development Finally, Mr Anderson, one of white people, forces her grandmother to sell the trees while mentioning the harsh situation of the Cassie s famil [...]

  9. Heart wrenching This is the type of story where reviewers will call it life affirming , which is code for Prepare to feel deep discomfort or despair There s no feel good, only a family mistreated, a desperate lumber foreman, threats of violence, depression era racism, and stately trees ancient loved ones chopped down and left to decay The family s inherent dignity lifted our spirits slightly during the bedtime read along, but in the end, it s doubt and sadness Dear, dear old trees, will you ever [...]

  10. I feel like this story could have continued even further than from where it ended I was very curious to know if the family had any problems out of Mr, Anderson, and also if the mama got her medicine to make her well I could easily picture the story as I was reading it as well I also liked how the author made the characters talk, almost hearing the southern accent they had I feel like some of the pictures in the book were rather busy however, sometimes making it difficult to see what was going on [...]

  11. This book is a highly auspicious beginning to the incomparable and still continued legendary saga of the Logan family Mildred D Taylor coaxes forth a lot of resonant feeling in these spare pages, writing with an elegance that belies her literary skill I have found that while many people have read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry , very few have also gone through this book that came first, and they are unaware that some events hinted at in the pages of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry actually took place [...]

  12. My daughters are preparing for Reading Olympics and this book was on the list I decided to read it as it is by Mildred D Taylor, best known for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry which I unfortunately haven t gotten around to reading yet It is a beautifully written book place is well established, the characters are interesting, and the situation is riveting However it falls short on content It felt like a chapter out of a book, than a book in its own right Still a good and important read I would reco [...]

  13. I loved the Logan family after reading Roll of Thunder and decided to read the rest of Taylor s books This serves almost like a prequel to Thunder I loved Cassie s relationship with the trees on her family land I was just bummed that this was so short, because the story could have been further developed Felt like a novella or short story or even just a long chapter rather than a full book Still, Taylor writes beautifully, so I enjoyed it.

  14. This was good almost as good as Roll of Thunder hear my Cry If you read Roll of Thunder hear my cry read this book.Loved this book, teached you about history.My teacher recommened this book to me in 7th grade, I really liked it even though it took me awhile to get through I really want to read the other books in this series, I only read Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry So if you like these books then read the rest of the series.

  15. Though this book is short I think it s a good book because it talks about the differences of two different races and how they settle arguments even though it s not a very pleasing conclusion I am still mixed up about what gender Stacey is because I know Stacey as a name for girls not boys Also, I can t believe that this story is based from a story that happened to the author s father I learned that you should always stand up for what you believe in even if the consequences will hurt you.

  16. The third book that I have read in this series and also the shortest.As opposed to a novel, this book is of a short story with the author sharing a childhood memory Despite the limited length, I still enjoyed the story and it was consistent with the escapades of the members of the Logan family that I have come to know from previous books.Next one Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

  17. VERY short book of all the books I have read by Taylor so far this was the least impressive Plotline is simple and I found it not developed enough to really have the major impact emotionally characters also had no time to be developed If this was my first Taylor read I would not be compelled to read .

  18. A great save the trees message to read during earth month A short story about a black family who owns their own property with a stand of trees Father is away earning money for his family, while a white man forces Big Ma to take money in exchange for the trees The children are horrified when the trees start coming down Father returns in time to save some of the trees

  19. Cassie and her three brothers try to stop the white men from chopping down all their trees This is a scary, heartwarming story I hated the white guys, and I loved the black Father who turned out to be a hero This book shows what times were like in America at one time, and is good for breaking down or preventing racial prejudices.

  20. This is a heart warming story about a little black girl who did not want a white man to cut down all the trees on her property This book is written when blacks were still seperated from whites Will she make a difference for blacks everywhere

  21. This is a great read for history on the depression era and black history I really did enjoy reading this because the artwork went so well with the text This is a great story to read to bring awareness to history.

  22. It s good to read stories about the depression days, shows how much people with color stood for their rights and fills you with pride.Specially this little brave girl Loved reading it to my student.

  23. I greatly enjoyed this book The setting of the story was during the depression I would like to have my students read this book and write about some hard times they have had in their lives I would also like to hear about how they comprehended the book.

  24. I really liked this book because right away I dove right into it The book is very descriptive which is probably why I really enjoyed reading the book I would definitively recommend this book to others.

  25. I wish this book had been longer, but otherwise, I thought it was really good It made me appreciate trees Mildred D Taylor is a really good writer, and I recommend everyone read the Logan series especially Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.

  26. I had to present an oral book report on this novel sans notes in front of my 3rd grade class I froze and forgot what to say And there you have one of the worst school experiences of my life.

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