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The Resource A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)

A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)

Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Title
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
Intended audience
810
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3537.M2895
LC item number
T7 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.8
Series statement
Perennial classics
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
oc2012131086
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Current Perennial classics ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 493 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780061803024
Lccn
oc2012131086
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008975521
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
oc2012131086
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Current Perennial classics ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 493 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780061803024
Lccn
oc2012131086
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008975521
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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