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Hubert loves the apple tree in his garden. Hubert grew up with the tree, climbing into its leafy branches to hide when he was a child, enjoying its luscious fruit for many years. And now they have grown old together.
Then one night the tree is struck by lightning. Hubert is heartbroken to see his apple tree looking so crooked and miserable.
""Hubert and the Apple Tree is a moving story about devotion and growing old gracefully.
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Gr. 2-4. Bearded, bespectacled Hubert loves everything about the apple tree that grows outside the window of his house: the shade it provides, the birds it brings, its seasonal changes. When a storm damages the tree, leaving only a scarred trunk, people call it an eyesore and threaten to cut it down. But Hubert has a plan to give the tree new beauty and purpose. Eloquently told, and illustrated with richly detailed, evocative art, the tale recalls Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree (1964) in its celebration of a special tree as times goes by. Despite the picture-book format, this will suit older children best. They will probably be better equipped to handle the story's challenging vocabulary as well as the inference at the end: reclusive Hubert, now an elderly man with a long white beard, lies down beneath the old tree "and both slept peacefully, dreaming of spring." Shelle Rosenfeld
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Book Description North-South Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0735820449
Book Description North-South Books, 2006. Condition: New. Albrecht Rissler (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0735820449