The Cherry Tree

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Penguin UK, Nov 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 72 pages
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Rakesh plants a cherry seedling in his garden and watches it grow. As seasons go by, the small tree survives heavy monsoon showers, a hungry goat that eats most of the leaves and a grass cutter who splits it into two with one sweep. At last, on his ninth birthday, Rakesh is rewarded with a miraculous sight—the first pink blossoms of his precious cherry tree! This beautifully illustrated edition brings alive the magical charm of one of Ruskin Bond’s most unforgettable tales.
 

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Critique: Genre: This story takes place in India, allowing the growth of the tree to be affected by the weather and realistic dangers that occur in India. For example, the author describes how the ... Read full review

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Ruskin Bond, born in 1934 in a small Himalayan town, is an Indian author of British descent. He has become very popular among children and adults for his heart-warming stories about the natural and simple folk of Himalayan regions. His stories are permeated with love for nature. He has received the Sahitya Academy award as well as the Padma Shri for his contributions to children's literature.

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