ASH DRY, ASH GREEN by Mary Cockett

ASH DRY, ASH GREEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seed to tree to transplant, boy to man to father, in a nicely written short story for, say, a women's magazine. John is nine when the ash seed lands on his shoe, when he plants it with the help of Anna, the tree farm foreman's daughter; he is twelve when he visits the sapling with Anna, worries about its enemies and welcomes its friends. Later he returns with his son, distraught that the tree is to be cut down to straighten the abutting road; but the sight of a giant beech being moved reminds him that he can have the ash for his own. Retrospective sentimentality with no thrust for children.

Pub Date: May 31st, 1968
Publisher: Criterion