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A tree grows in Brooklyn
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Published:
New York : Perennial Classics, 2005.
Physical Desc:
xi, 493 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 23
Lexile measure:
810L
Rating:
810
Status:
11 copies, 4 people are on the wait list.
Description

Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
Current Perennial classics ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060736262, 0060736267
UPC:
9780060736262
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.8, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
810

Notes

General Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Description
Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts.
Target Audience
810,Lexile.
Target Audience
810L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,23.0,548.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.8,23,548.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, B. (2005). A tree grows in Brooklyn. Current Perennial classics ed. New York: Perennial Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Betty, 1896-1972. 2005. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. New York: Perennial Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Betty, 1896-1972, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. New York: Perennial Classics, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Current Perennial classics ed. New York: Perennial Classics, 2005. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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