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The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
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Mar 27, 12

bookshelves: books-i-own, modern-history, read-alouds, school-books-kid-books
Read from February 21 to March 27, 2012

We all loved this book. It tells the story of a Hungarian family during WWI. While it discusses the war, and how it affects others, the main purpose was to show that people are people and we are all the same. Russian chicken, Hungarian chicken...all same.

My boys have repeated parts of the book to each other many times. I've seen it in their play. They all sat and listened intently, laughing and even crying. They were always eager to read it and often chose to read it before our other books. (For reference the boys are 11, 11, 8 and 5....and yes, the 5-year-old sat quietly and loved it as much as his brothers.)

Touching. Sweet. Poignant. Funny. A true living book. We'll read this for sure the next time around and we just might seek out the rest of the series and perhaps others by this author.

I'm sure I'll be hearing "li'l devil eat like two li'l piggies!" for years to come!
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