The money tree

by Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB STEWART Sarah
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB STEWART Sarah
Braddock Carnegie Library Picture Books P COMMUNITY STE
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Picture Books
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books J e S
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  J e S
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E STE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E STE
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea STEWART
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea STEWART
Miss McGillicuddy's simple country routine continues through-out the year in spite of a very unusual tree growing in her yard.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Miss McGillicuddy practices the simple pleasures of life all year round, and each month finds her engaging in a new activity. But the joy of quilt making in January, kite flying in March, gardening in April, cherry picking in July, and pumpkin carving in October is threatened when a mysterious tree blooms with paper money and the neighbors start helping them~selves to the crop. Small's double-page silhouette of strangers harvesting money under a September moon represents the ugliness just below the surface of Miss McGillicuddy's peaceful existence, and the compelling watercolors develop the personality of this sensitive, idealistic woman as she observes the larger world. Working barefoot in the garden, playing with children, or tending her roses, Miss McGillicuddy is no ordinary lady. She doesn't need the money, doesn't particularly want it, and at the end of the year, she and a few neighbor boys chop the tree down for firewood. Satisfied, she returns home to her rocking chair by the fire, smiling for the first time in months--an ending that will surely provoke another reading of this thoughtful book. ~--Kathryn LaBarbera"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "From the window of her cozy farmhouse, Miss McGillicuddy notices ``an unusual shape'' poking through the snow. By spring it has grown into an oddly configured tree the branches of which are laden not with leaves but with dollar bills. Word of this extravagant foliage spreads fast and far, and all summer long the woman watches quietly as townsfolk and strangers greedily pick money from her tree. After its leaves drop to the ground and winter arrives once again, Miss McGillicuddy decides to chop down the tree, and she is left with something very valuable indeed: wood that will keep her warm during the coldest months. Though its message may be beyond the reach of some readers, Stewart's first book will raise worthwhile questions for both children and adults. Yet more exceptional than the story are Small's ( Paper John ) paintings. Often reminiscent of the art of Carl Larsson, these evocative, pastel-filled watercolors echo the hushed, mysterious tone of the tale. Ages 5-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Money -- Fiction.
Trees -- Fiction.
Seasons -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Small, David, 1945-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
ISBN 0374350140
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