Who is on the plum tree?
Patricia Tilton reviews children’s books that heal. The books are all wonderful. She is wonderful!
Patricia MacLachlan, Author
Katherine Tegen Books/Harper-Collins Publishers, Fiction, June 2013
Suitable for Ages: 6-10
Themes: Grandmothers, Dogs, Animals, Family Relationships
Opening: This is a true story. The truest story ever. You may not believe it. Your loss. But it’s true. I have a witness.”
Synopsis: Robbie’s musician parents send him and his dog, Ellie, to spend the summer with his grandmother Maddy. Robbie’s parents are so absorbed with their music that he feels unnoticed. But, he can be himself with Maddy and her relaxed way of living. He loves listening to her stories about her adventures with animals in the woods, which no one else believes. Robbie is the only one who experiences Maddy’s gift with wild animals and how they trust her. Both Robbie and Ellie learn about the natural world through Maddy. And, Maddy shares a secret with Robbie about his mother that helps him understand his family dynamics and find “the truth of me.” With…
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