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Little Tree: A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems

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Written for children who have experienced life-challenging illnesses or accidents, this sensitive and healing story of a little tree that loses some of its branches in a storm should appeal to children facing many different challenges.
Hardcover, 31 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by APA Books (first published October 1st 1992)
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Arin Williams
After a storm, Little Tree’s branches are badly damaged, and the Tree Wizards are called to see what they can do for her. Little Tree is assured that while her branches will not grow back, she has strong roots and beautiful heart, and can still grow apples for her friends in the forest. She experiences fear, self-blame, and worry, feelings that many children with serious medical issues will also face. The story is a whimsical take on the experiences that a child with a serious medical issue will...more
ReadingWench
The illustrations look as if they came out of an animated film.

This is a great book for a child handling a major health problem. It is accompanied by a relaxation guide for children and a note for parents.


AR: unknown, however most likely high 3rd grade.
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