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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Betty Smith

eBook

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children of Francie's neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 17, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780061803024
  • Release date: March 17, 2009

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780061803024
  • File size: 885 KB
  • Release date: March 17, 2009

PDF eBook

  • File size: 2562 KB
  • Release date: May 31, 2005


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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
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Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:810
Text Difficulty:3-4

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children of Francie's neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780061803024
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780061803024
    File size: 885 KB
    Release date: March 17, 2009

    PDF eBook
    File size: 2562 KB
    Release date: May 31, 2005

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    Lexile® Measure: 810
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
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