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by Kate Seredy

  • Author: Kate Seredy
  • ISBN: 0670727733
  • ISBN13: 978-0670727735
  • ePub: 1603 kb | FB2: 1761 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (January 1, 1941)
  • Pages: 102
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 201
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A Tree for Peter ePub download

A Tree for Peter is an inspiring chapter book that once read will be long remembered

A Tree for Peter is an inspiring chapter book that once read will be long remembered. This is a treasure of a book with much chance for meaningful dialogue!" - -Jane Claire Lambert, author of Five In A Row. "A moving story of a little lame boy whose faith and dreams transformed Shantytown from a place of ugliness and desolation to one of beauty and hope.

A Tree for Peter book. I find Kate Seredy's works to be deeply spiritual as well and love that layer of her work. Find this book and read how little lame Peter, living in Shantytown finds some wonderful friends who help him overcome his fears and guide him to be who he was meant to be! Reminds me of this poem recently pointed out on Michelle's blog

26 November 2018 ·. A Tree for Peter by Seredy . When Peter, a fatherless lame boy living in Shantytown, meets Peter King, a mysterious, wandering stranger, his lonely life becomes filled with hope, friendship, and even miracles.

26 November 2018 ·. A Tree for Peter by Seredy: This book is PERFECT to read aloud as a family as you prepare for the Christmas season. Thankfully, Purple House Press brought it back into print. this is me, just loving a book ~Sara.

By (author) Kate Seredy. A Tree for Peter is an inspiring chapter book that once read will be long remembered

By (author) Kate Seredy. A Tree for Peter is an inspiring chapter book that once read will be long remembered. This is a treasure of a book with much chance for meaningful dialogue!" - - Jane Claire Lambert "Author of Five In A Row" show more.

Kate Seredy (November 10, 1899 – March 7, 1975) was a Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of children's books. She won the Newbery Medal once, the Newbery Honor twice, the Caldecott Honor once, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Seredy seems to be unknown (and untranslated) in her native Hungary, despite the fact that her story of the Good Master, and the sequel set in World War I are intensely about Hungary.

No one had ever seen big Peter before, and no one ever saw him again, and no one ever saw him at all but small Peter who lived in dingy, squalid old Shantytown. Yet it was big Peter's gift to small Peter - a shiny toy spade with a red handle, and a small green tree lighted with tiny candles - that caused Shantytown people to have hope again.

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1941 a tree for peter' by kate seredy 1ST dj poor boy in shantytown helps others. Customs services and international tracking provided.

A Tree For Peter: first published in the beautiful, pencil-sketched illustrations Classic Books for Kids - wholesome books from a simpler time.

A Tree For Peter: first published in the beautiful, pencil-sketched illustrations. haunting story of the realities of life- with an incredible message of love. Best for older children. Classic Books for Kids - wholesome books from a simpler time. As a child, Thomas Crandall sees from the window of a train a shantytown, and standing in it, a young boy who smiles and waves at him. A Tree for Peter by Kate Seredy. Discover ideas about Childhood Stories.

I became a fan of Kate Seredy in elementary school when I read THE GOOD MASTER and THE SINGING TREE in the library. Her wonderful stories combined with her evocative illustrations were as good as pied piper songs. In junior high I found a new favorite, THE CHESTRY OAK, and in college THE OPEN GATE. Ironically my least favorite book of hers so far is the one that won the Newbery Medal, THE WHITE STAG.

I'd heard about A TREE FOR PETER for years, but never had a chance to read it until its recent republishing. There is a Christmas element to the story, but it's not really a Christmas story—but yet it is, if you believe in the story of hope and renewal that is essential to the Christmas mythos. Small Peter is a lame boy who lives in a shantytown of abandoned homes, the only place his mother can find to live after his father's death and medical bills have stripped her of everything. She works in a laundry six days a week to feed and clothe them, while Peter stays alone. Shy and afraid, six-year-old Peter hides from the rough boys in the area and even the tall policeman who comes every day, until he befriends a tramp also named Peter, Peter King. It's "King Peter" who stills his fears and brings joy (and the gift of a little red spade) to his life—and doing so plants a seed of hope in the community.

Cynics will find it a corny story. The rest of us will find it inspiring, a modern-day parable about what kindness and community can do. One wishes the illustrations in the new edition were not so muddy, as they are beautiful examples of Seredy's art.
... and I write about children's books. I grew up reading my mother's copy of this book, and I can truthfully say that it has helped form my world view. I am sure that I am a more compassionate person, less judgmental, and more socially activist because of this book. The illustrations are every bit as compelling as the story. I am now reading to my daughter from the copy my husband paid several hundred dollars for. A few years ago, when I heard from used bookstores that many people tried to find the book, I tried to interest some children's book publishers in the book. One wrote back to say that the book was "too dated" and "too narrow in its viewpoint." I think they were referring to the Christ-like character that Peter meets. Although I am not myself a practicing Christian, I find *their* view far too narrow, and I fear that one of the best children's books of all time will remain out of print until that view changes. By the way, my mother told me that this book was a runner-up for the Newbery Award when it was first published. Not sure if that's true and would love to find out.
A beautiful story of hope and how one smile can change a persons outlook. Kate’s writing style makes for a perfect read aloud for children.
Peter is little, lame, fatherless, poor and "afraid of many things." His mother has to work every day in the city and he spends his week alone and frightened, living for Sunday, her day off. They live in Shantytown, an area of old abandoned houses that the poorest of the poor are squatting in as they try to eke out a meager living: it is a people and a place without hope. Until one day, small Peter meets Peter King, an old tramp who befriends him and teaches him to stop being fearful of life. As his outlook changes, he starts making friends, first with a mangy dog, and then with the Irish cop whose beat includes Shantytown. As he changes, he starts changing the world around him, little by little. From Peter King's kindness, a chain of events builds and transforms Small Peter and all the people of Shantytown.

I loved this story. Loved it. I felt so helpless and depressed as I read about Peter being left alone day after day in those squalid conditions by a mother who clearly hated it as much as he did, but didn't have any other option. And I rejoiced when he found a kind heart to teach him to live beyond those fears.

People of today might read the story and see only the unrealistic aspects compared to our own day: children left alone day after day without state interference; a friendship with a vagrant who turns out to be kind rather than deranged. But for me as a modern reader, I think this story still has bearing, and I appreciate the hope that drives the story, the inherent innocence of it, and the author's assumption that people are basically good and -more importantly- that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.

Kate Seredy's beautiful, detailed, sepia illustrations accompany her amazing story, and set the tone.

One of our family's very favorite stories, despite its religious undertones, which go over my children's heads. This makes a great read-aloud anytime, but especially at Christmas. (If you can get through it without weeping.)
"It is a story. A long one. About a lame boy, a little red spade, a tiny Christmas tree, and ... a man nobody knew." This is a tale full of warmth, charm, and MIRACLES. Kate Seredy's words and lovely illustrations evoke the Depression Era without being depressing. In this time of material prosperity in America, so many of us have no experience of those days when a few moments of kind companionship, a new spade for a fatherless little boy, or the gift of a small tree might all be treasures which could change the world. The light, and love and joy in these pages will remain with you long after you've finished reading.
This is such an outstanding book, the question is: "Why is it out of print?" My children request it regularly. It would make the perfect gift, if only the publishers would reissue! So many other Seredy titles are currently available, why not this one?
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