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The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Through evocative prose and watercolor illustrations, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story takes the reader on a journey of hope and healing that parallels our nation's own journey following the events of September 11, 2001.

A month after the collapse of the Twin Towers, workers on the site discovered a few green leaves showing through the gray concrete and ash. Clea
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published July 29th 2011 by Callery Press (first published July 27th 2011)
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Kris Dersch
Nov 03, 2020 rated it liked it
This was lovely and reflective. I found the illustrations kind of sort of looked like picture book illustrations from a different era.
The story is lovely and clearly well researched. I think a little bit about September 11 itself would have didn't have to go into great detail but I don't think we can assume kids know anything about the event. This starts with the tree being buried at Ground Zero and even with many flashbacks to its life at the World Trade Center Plaza,
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a really good book!!!! It was written by my neighbor and she is so amazing and I lover her so much!! I recommend this book to everyone!!This book is awesome and everyone who doesn't know or wants to know more about what actually happened at 9/11 should read this book.

Now here is my boring review: It is a picture book for all ages, but children will have a different understanding of it than adults. The Survivor Tree was written by my neighbor and she spent a lot of time making sure it w
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming story that I think should be touching to children and adults. From the ashes of 9-11 rises a tree from the rubble. This is a survivor’s story and an affirmation that there is beauty still in the world. I am adding this to our family library-it’s a keeper!
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I like the message of hope and resilience here, but this book about a tree that survived 9/11 doesn't really explain WHAT the tree survived. The illustrations are sweet, if a little weak. I just wish there had been more context for the story. ...more
Monica Hocking
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Was okay book, but no get the point! So basically, it was boring.
Sara Cook
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful in words and watercolor paintings.
Ana Marlatt
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and touching story of the pear tree that survived 9/11 and now stands tall and proud on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. This would be a great book idea to help kids get introduced to the terrorist attacks of 2001. It does not talk about I the attacks hardly at all. It's about healing and peace. It has many positive parts. ...more
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This is a beautiful story about a tree that survived the attacks of September 11. It will be a great way to introduce the difficult topic to young children as it has a positive message.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful artwork and story line
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