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Tree of Birds

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
After Harry nurses Sally, a green-tufted tropical bird, back to health, he is reluctant to let her fly south with her friends.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 28th 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1990)
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Sep 30, 2015 Esodhiambo rated it really liked it

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Sep 24, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it
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This was just a random pick from the library and what a delight!!! When young Harry nurses a wounded bird back to health, he become quite attached to his feathered friend. When Sally, the bird, is ready to fly free, Harry is reluctant to let her go. Even when a tree "sprouts" with Sally's friends, Harry still can't say goodbye. The ending is unexpected and cute. A fun, enjoyable book about friends and friendship.
Harry finds a wounded Green Tufted Tropical bird, whom he names Sally. He takes her home and nurses her back to health. Her friends are missing her and come to find her; however, Harry loves his bird and doesn't want to let her go. A surprise ending! What a beautiful picture book - loved the plot and also the cute little drawings from Susan! I had to chuckle when Harry pretended to be a cat! :)
Apr 12, 2010 Alyse rated it it was amazing
great story-telling book! I used this book with a student and covered the words and allowed her to use the pictures to explain what was probably happenening in the story :)
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Oct 18, 2010 Cheri Micheletti rated it really liked it
Simple, amusing book about the conflict between domestication and wildness, and how a young child resolves it.
Sep 09, 2010 Rachel rated it really liked it
Lovely story about friendship, a fun twist at the end.
Aug 06, 2013 Madison rated it it was amazing
-Birds -Pets -Changing weather
Also nature-pets
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Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONE ...more
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