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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Contributor(s): Smith, Betty (Author)

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ISBN: 0061120073     ISBN-13: 9780061120077
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2006
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Annotation: The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
Lexile Measure: 810(Not Available)
Series: Modern Classics
Physical Information: 1.49" H x 5.51" W x 8.29" (1.04 lbs) 493 pages
Themes:
- Geographic Orientation - New York
- Cultural Region - Mid-Atlantic
- Cultural Region - Northeast U.S.
- Chronological Period - 1900-1919
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist 08/01/2007 pg. 37
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 548
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 23.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Smith, Betty: -

Betty Smith (1896-1972) was a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her novels A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, Joy in the Morning, and Maggie-Now continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers worldwide.


 
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