256 pages, 8.57 × 5.73 × 0.88 in
May 1, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0545334799
ISBN - 13: 9780545334792
About the Book
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 the author of "How to Say Goodbye in Robot."
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
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.
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 Journal
Praise 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