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The Linden Tree

The Linden Tree

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Title The Linden Tree
Author Ellie Mathews
Narrator Marguerite Gavin
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publish Date 07-18-2008
Series # ,
Edition Unabridged
Length 4 hours 01 minutes 
Award  Milkweed Prize , Winner , 2007
AR Book Level 5.1
AR Points 6.0
AR Quiz # 126614
ISBN-13 9781433228834
Date Added 01-09-2014
Summary
When eleven-year-old Katy Sue loses her mother, Edna, to meningitis, she and her family must adjust to life without her. The rural farm in the 1940s provides a natural backdrop that is rhythmic and routine but unforgiving, even when a family member dies. The house’s haunted emptiness is filled only when Aunt Katherine, Edna’s youngest sister, comes to the family’s aid, as does Jake, an ornithologist and family friend. Katy Sue, the youngest of the three children, struggles to define her place in the family and understand what the loss of her mother means for her now. With the guidance of her teacher, Mrs. Breton, Katy Sue begins to contemplate the shape of her family and the farm through drawing, a process that allows her to accept her father’s soon-to-be wife, farm life without her mother, and, eventually, her own role within the family.
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