The Education Of Little Tree: 25th Anniversary Edition by Forrest CarterThe Education Of Little Tree: 25th Anniversary Edition by Forrest Carter

The Education Of Little Tree: 25th Anniversary Edition

byForrest Carter

Paperback | August 31, 2001

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The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.

"Little Tree" as his grandparents call him is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains, to respect nature in the Cherokee Way, taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course.

Little Tree also learns the often callous ways of white businessmen and tax collectors, and how Granpa, in hilarious vignettes, scares them away from his illegal attempts to enter the cash economy. Granma teaches Little Tree the joys of reading and education. But when Little Tree is taken away by whites for schooling, we learn of the cruelty meted out to Indian children in an attempt to assimilate them and of Little Tree's perception of the Anglo world and how it differs from the Cherokee Way.

A classic of its era, and an enduring book for all ages, The Education of Little Tree has now been redesigned for this twenty-fifth anniversary edition.

Forrest Carter (1925-79) was born and raised in Oxford, Alabama.
Title:The Education Of Little Tree: 25th Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 31, 2001Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826328091

ISBN - 13:9780826328090

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Awesome "must read" for everyone Everything you ever wanted to know about life and the human spirit bound in one little book. Deceptively simple until you start applying what is to be learned or the education of the story. Rumor has it the writer was some kind of racist. Don't believe it. Read the book and you will be convinced, as I was, that whoever wrote this book was a truly inspired and spiritual person in touch with God and love and respect for all people. A Life changing book. Please read it!!!!
Date published: 2009-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Education of Little Tree By: Forrest Carter The Education of Little Tree By: Forrest Carter This is a beautiful story about a little Cherokee boy living with his elderly grandparents in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee. This is truly a wonderful little book, beautifully written, compelling, with layer upon layer of depth, which will bring you both to tears and laughter. The irony of this heart-rending tale, is that it was written by a former speech writer for George Wallace, who was responsible for the phrase "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever," The dichotomy is astonishing, that a racist could write such a phrase, and yet, also write such a wonderfully sweet, simple tale about love, family, nature, innocence, and the bitterness of intolerance. It is the type of story that stays with you, long after you have finished reading it. I will treasure it always. The Education of Little Tree was critically acclaimed and won the 1991 American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) award. Forrest Carter was the pseudonym of Asa Carter, a white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan member.
Date published: 2007-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Education of Little Tree This book is truly inspiring. Layer upon layer of depth. An amazing read if done with a friend or partner. The discussions will flow for hours. Enjoy reading this treasure.
Date published: 2004-11-11

Editorial Reviews

"There's humor, tragedy, tenderness and most of all, love . . . . A lot of people received a lot of education from their grandparents that schools don't offer. But few have expressed it as well as Little Tree has. Very good reading."