Song of the Beech Tree

Scott David Gray (sdavid@tiac.net)
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:38:12 -0500 (EST)

I wanted to let everyone on the list know about a new novel, by an SVS
parent, that may be of interest to Sudbury Valley families, and others
with an interest in the school:

"Song of the Beech Tree"
by Randy Kafka

A magical, mystical story of one child's visit to a very unusual "un
school."
A story about freedom, anger, love, and the joy of climbing... about
grownups who don't get it, and grownups who do... and about finding
kindred spirits.
A story for all ages.

from the back cover:
"Mira is bright, bored, and angry, and much prefers the company of trees
to that of people. When a letter arrives from her father's reclusive
Uncle Avi, inviting Mira to visit the unusual 'un school' he works for,
her exasperated parents agree to give it a try.

"Uncle Avi is the live-in groundskeeper at the Valley School, an
alternative school where children are free to pursue their own interests.
*Song of the Beech Tree* follows Mira through her week-long visit, as she
encounters the challenges of freedom. Her struggle to climb the school's
magnificent beech tree mirrors her struggle to hear and trust her own
inner voice."

AVAILABLE BY MAIL ORDER ONLY!
$10 (plus $1 per book for shipping; Mass. residents add .50 tax per book)
Free shipping for orders of four or more books at one time.
Checks payable to: Swift River Publishing, P.O. Box 771, Hudson MA 01749.
(when you order, please mention where you heard about the book)

Take care,

--Scott David Gray
reply to: sdavid@tiac.net
http://www.tiac.net/users/sdavid
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