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The students at St James West Malvern in England, that's who!
One tree: the dying Great Mother Tree in the Shining Land.
One girl: Eleven-year old Emma Oliver of
Peachtree City, Georgia.
before it’s too late.
"Finally! A juvenille fiction novel that gave me chills for all the
right reasons. Susan Hale has written a modern-day fairytale for all
ages of a young girl's quest to find her voice. It interweaves the best
and worst of being human and the worst and best of being magical. Her
characters spring to life instantly from
the lonely young Emma to her fragile grandmother, Maizy, to the very
entertaining trees spirits only Emma can save with the help of her
uncle, Alf. Throughout, we are reminded of the significance of ancestry
and redemption, the power of the voice to heal, and the importance of
family -- nature being as much our family as our human counterparts.
Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation awakens us to the magic all around
us. You may even find yourself singing to the trees!" Dielle Ciesco, Author of The Unknown
Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound
"Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation is a celebration to the triumphant
power of Nature for all ages. This is a first-rate fantasy, a roller
coaster ride of thrilling chapters."
James D'Angelo, Author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice
"A whimsical journey
that delights the senses. Emma shares with us that the song of creation
lies within each of us as with the earth itself."
Kathy Parra, Author of Love is the Color of the Rainbow
"I just couldn't put this book down. I read it from cover to cover and two days later I re-read it! Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation is pure fantasy BUT upon my second reading I realised that it is based upon the factual interaction of trees with one another and their relationship with fungi and animals as described in another good book "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben, Forester and ecologist. Emma makes the whole subject clear not only to children but to adults with a non-scientific base. I feel that this story would make a superb film to reach those who do not wish to read." ~ Paul Cooper, Goodreads
"This magical fantasy finds it's way into your heart so easily. It's one of those books to curl up with that makes you turn the pages to see what happens next, yet you don't want the story to end." Susanna Bearfoot, composer
WHAT YOUNG READERS ARE SAYING
"This book made me very happy and made me want to start protecting more trees. The book reminded me very much of the trees at school that I named Mr. tree and Mrs. tree. I also liked that she had woven humor into the tree's personalities. It's one of those books that even though it has sad parts it doesn't make you truly sad." Isabela R. 11 year old ~ Isabela R.
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