The Secret Tree

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

byNatalie Standiford

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A sweet story of a tree that's literally filled with secrets

When a group of students depend on a tree to keep their secrets for them, things don't turn out quite as they expect. Secrets are told, found, shared, and kept in the latest from the compelling imagination of Natalie Standiford.

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A sweet story of a tree that's literally filled with secretsWhen a group of students depend on a tree to keep their secrets for them, things don't turn out quite as they expect. Secrets are told, found, shared, and kept in the latest from the compelling imagination of Natalie Standiford.

Natalie Standiford is the author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot and Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters. She is originally from Maryland, but now lives in New York City and plays in the all-YA-author band Tiger Beat.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.57 × 5.73 × 0.88 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545334799

ISBN - 13:9780545334792

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this book. I really liked Minty and all the secrets. Minty should become a detective. She solved those secrets and their owners so well. I will definetley read more of Natalie Standiford's books.
Date published: 2015-01-25

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Praise for The Secret Tree*"Filled with summertime warmth and a neighborhood full of characters that readers will wish lived next door, Standiford's (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters) story delights and satisfies...The intimate neighborhood setting-with its mysteries, superstitions, and traditions-the authenticity of Minty's voice, and her worries about the transitioning nature of her life and friendships give Standiford's story a richness that will stay with readers." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Standiford's...charming and mysterious story of friendship, growing up, and keeping secrets rests squarely on the shoulders of an immensely likable protagonist who possesses a delightful oddness, like so many imaginative children in real life." -Booklist"Middle-school dynamics, pesky sibling relations, a rumored haunted house, some truly heart-wrenching situations and a mystery all combine to make this coming-of-age novel an engrossing read." -Kirkus"Themes of friendship, loneliness, family dysfunction, and even mental illness are presented in Minty's naïve, engaging narration...With an almost nostalgic feel for summers and communities of times past." -School Library JournalPraise for How to Say Goodbye in Robot*"A decidedly purposeful not-love story, this has all the makings of a cult hit with a flavor similar to Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Teens will identify with the intense emotions of Beatrice and Jonas...Outstanding." - School Library Journal, starred review"The heart of this novel is neither cold and metallic nor full of romance and delusion. Instead, it's very human." - BooklistPraise for Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters*"This book has a long shelf life ahead of it...Excellent." - School Library Journal, starred review"Standiford makes reading about Baltimore high society and the flawed, pampered, but likable Sullivans feel like a wickedly guilty pleasure." - Publishers Weekly"Humor abounds in the inner workings of this interesting and unusual family." - Kirkus Reviews