THE TREE ON THE ROAD TO TURNTOWN by Glenn O. Blough
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THE TREE ON THE ROAD TO TURNTOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jeanne Bendick's drawing style that can render the diagrammatic as vividly as the visual is perfect for Mr. Blough's companionable, development of the factual side of the theme, ""great oaks from little acorns grow."" The oak grows near Pleasant Farm and was planted when Ripp, young Skipp's puppy, chased a squirrel who dropped an acorn it was carrying home for winter. From there the tree is taken through its various stages;- by season- and the different effects they have as the oak ages; by examples of enemies (a hungry rabbit) and friends (insect eating orioles)- until it is a fine tree and comes to serve humanity as lumber. Sturdy read aloud material that advanced first and second grades could read to themselves.

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1953
Publisher: Whittlesey House