"Song of the Beech Tree"
by Randy Kafka
A magical, mystical story of one child's visit to a very unusual "un
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
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
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