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The Education of Little Tree

Carter, Forrest

ISBN 10: 044002319X / ISBN 13: 9780440023197
Published by Delacorte Press, 1976
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A nice copy of the first edition, first printing. Laid in is a newspaper article exposing Carter as a fraud and the book as "hoax". Text is tight and clean. Appears unread or barely so. Lettering to spine is bright and unflaked. In a Fine - bright dust jacket (in mylar) w/a very short closed tear to rear panel top edge o/w Fine. Previous owners' gift insciption to front endpaper nearly impossible to see because of the dark brown paper used. No remainder mark or spray. Not Price Clipped. Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 5066-TS

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Title: The Education of Little Tree

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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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.

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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.

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