I Have An Olive Tree

Hardcover | April 7, 1999

byEve Bunting

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The day I was seven, my grandfather gave me and olive tree...At first, Sophia thinks the tree is an odd gift, but when Grandfather dies and her mother travel to Greece to see the tree, she discovers that what he discovers that what he has given her is far greater than she'd ever imagined.

A testimony to the wondrous ties of family and heritage, this glorious picture book brings together the beautiful writing of acclaimed author Eve Bunting and the exuberant paintings of artist Karen Barbour.

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 A journey halfway around the world to hang a string of beads on an olive-tree branch is how acclaimed author Eve Bunting sets up the adventure in this charming picture book. Sophia’s grandfather gives her an olive tree for her birthday — only the tree lives in Greece and Sophia’s family lives in California. But when her grandfather di...

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The day I was seven, my grandfather gave me and olive tree...At first, Sophia thinks the tree is an odd gift, but when Grandfather dies and her mother travel to Greece to see the tree, she discovers that what he discovers that what he has given her is far greater than she'd ever imagined.A testimony to the wondrous ties of family and h...

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mys...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 10 × 0.32 inPublished:April 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060275731

ISBN - 13:9780060275730

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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 A journey halfway around the world to hang a string of beads on an olive-tree branch is how acclaimed author Eve Bunting sets up the adventure in this charming picture book. Sophia’s grandfather gives her an olive tree for her birthday — only the tree lives in Greece and Sophia’s family lives in California. But when her grandfather dies a year later, Sophia and her mother make a pilgrimage to the tiny island where her family comes from to find the tree and leave her grandmother’s worry beads hidden in the branches. The intense, painterly artwork by Karen Barbour echoes the vibrant, almost dazzling lights and colours of Greece in I Have an Olive Tree. As she and her mother make their journey to Athens and then on the ferry to the island, readers will find their return to the homeland both magical and moving.