Coverart for item
The Resource A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen

A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen

Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Title
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3537.M2895
LC item number
T7 2005
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.8
Series statement
Perennial classics
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocm56532622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xi, 493 p.
Isbn
9780060736262
Lccn
2004057293
Other control number
9780060736262
System control number
(Sirsi) o56532622
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocm56532622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xi, 493 p.
Isbn
9780060736262
Lccn
2004057293
Other control number
9780060736262
System control number
(Sirsi) o56532622

Library Locations

    • Cohasset Paul Pratt Memorial Library Borrow it
      35 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA, 02025, US
      42.242022 -70.809519
    • Hingham Pulic LibraryBorrow it
      66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, MA, 02043, US
      42.2349874 -70.8744469
    • Holbrook Public LibraryBorrow it
      2 Plymouth Street, Holbrook, MA, 02343, US
      42.1548061 -71.0085114
    • Marshfield Ventress Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA, 02050, US
      42.0911473 -70.7022587
    • Norwell Public LibraryBorrow it
      64 South Street, Norwell, MA, 02061, US
      42.1533611 -70.8348371
    • Plymouth Public LibraryBorrow it
      132 South Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360, US
      41.9422191 -70.6578858
    • Plymouth Manomet BranchBorrow it
      12 Strand Ave, Manomet, MA, 02345, US
      41.9153244 -70.5539009
    • Quincy Thomas Crane Public LibraryBorrow it
      40 Washington Street, Quincy, 02169, US
      42.2515108 -71.0005903
    • Quincy Adams Shore BranchBorrow it
      519 Sea Street, Quincy, MA, 02169, US
      42.26062599999999 -70.979096
    • Quincy North Branch LibraryBorrow it
      381 Hancock St., North Quincy, MA, 02171, US
      42.273981 -71.0264105
    • Quincy Wollaston BranchBorrow it
      41 Beale St., Wollaston, MA, 02170, US
      42.2667199 -71.0177084
    • Stoughton Public LibraryBorrow it
      84 Park Street, Stoughton, MA, 02072, US
      42.1229 -71.0988
    • Weymouth Tufts Library Borrow it
      46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA, 02188, US
      42.2153756 -70.9652885
    • Weymouth Fogg LibraryBorrow it
      1 Columbian Square, South Weymouth, MA, 02190, US
      42.1747439 -70.950924
    • Whitman Public LibraryBorrow it
      100 Webster Street, Whitman, MA, 02382, US
      42.0771399 -70.9372924
Processing Feedback ...