The Education of Little Tree Book Summary and Study Guide

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Little Tree is the main protagonist of the story as well as the narrator. Little Tree is a 5 year old boy who lost his parents and is being raised by his Cherokee grandparents in the mountains. Little Tree is an interesting child. Instead of telling what he thinks, he observes what events are occurring around him and describes simply what he sees. He is very smart, respectful, always willing to learn from his grandparents and very inquisitive. Little Tree is important to the story because the entire book is about him, excluding several of his grandpa's vignettes.
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The biography begins with Little Tree explaining that his parents both died when he was young and went to live with his Cherokee Indian grandparents. His grandparents, civilized yet still stereo typically conveyed at times, own a log cabin in mountains, away from town, where they raise Little Tree. Granpa, a tall older man shows Little Tree the ropes of the wilderness as he teaches him to listen to the forest and predict the actions of animals. Granma, on the other hand, reads to both Granpa and Little Tree and teaches them both book knowledge.
The review of this Book prepared by Ashley Marie Terrell

Little Tree describes life with his Cherokee grandparents and everything he learns from them. There are many adventures that the boy goes through and learns from. The beliefs and way of the Cherokee is beautifully described.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   orphan story Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   American Indian Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   grandpa Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity    -   American Indian Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Century:    -   1930's-1950's    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 5-7 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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