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A tree grows in Brooklyn
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Lexile measure:
810L
Status:
20 copies, 5 people are on the wait list.
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Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
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Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Cary Community - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Cary Community - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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East Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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North Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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North Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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North Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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North Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Olivia Raney Local History - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Olivia Raney Local History - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Olivia Raney Local History - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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West Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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West Regional - Adult Fiction
SMITH
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West Regional - Adult Fiction
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More Details
Published:
New York : HarperPerennial Modern Classics, 2005.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Physical Desc:
xi, 493, 16 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060736262, 0060736267 (pbk.) :, 9780060929886, 006092988X, 9780061120077 (pbk), 9780060736262 (pbk.), 0060736267 (pbk.), 9780756958619 (PFNL), 075695861X (PFNL)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.8, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
810

Notes

General Note
First published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1943.
General Note
Includes a P.S. section of insights, interviews, & more.
Description
A young girl from an impoverished family comes of age in Brooklyn at the turn of the twentieth century.
Description
A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky.
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
Description
An autobiographical novel concerning a young daughter of German immigrants growing up in the slums of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the early 20th century.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, B. (2005). A tree grows in Brooklyn. 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed. New York: HarperPerennial Modern Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed. New York: HarperPerennial Modern 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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