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The Name of the Tree
By Celia Barker Lottridge and Ian Wallace (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date August 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888990976
ISBN-10 0888990979
Dimensions 0.50 by 10.50 by 9.50 in.
Original list price $18.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
After walking for miles during a severe draught, a group of animals comes upon a special tree that is filled with colorful fruit, but to get to the high branches, one must know its name and King Lion is the only one who does. 100,000 first printing.
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When a drought spreads through the land of the short grass, the animals set out across the great plain to find food. Their only hope for survival is a tree with a variety of colorful fruit. The problem is its branches are too high. To reach them, the wise old turtle says, one must know the name of the tree, something only King Lion is privy to. In this Bantu folktale retold by Celia Barker Lottridge, the hero is not the most cunning or the strongest but the one that tries the hardest. Ian Wallace’s striking illustrations of desert landscape and luscious fruit help bring this tale to life.


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9780888990976 | details & prices | 10.50 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.95 lbs | List price $18.95
About: When the other animals fail at the task, the slow but wise turtle finds a way to obtain the bountiful fruits of a magic tree.

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