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The Education of Little Tree by [Carter, Forrest]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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"Some of it is sad, some of it is hilarious, some of it is unbelievable, and all of it is charming."

"There's humor, tragedy, tenderness and most of all, love . . . . A lot of people received a lot of education from their grandparents that schools don't offer. But few have expressed it as well as Little Tree has. Very good reading."

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"The Education of Little Tree" tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 523 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (25 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JFBDAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 9 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
The review guidelines ask that we focus on the content and features of a book. However, this book is not about content and features. It's a book that is able to deeply touch you and make you jump out of your everyday life into another world. You view the world through the eyes of a young american indian boy (the author) as he's growing up. That's a beautiful setting, but for me it's not the main point of the book.
This is my favorite book. If you asked me why I would be unable to explain it properly. The best advice I can give is to buy the book. You'll probably find that, like me, you find yourself wanting to buy multiple copies for friends.
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I first heard of this book years ago, when it was being reviewed on Radio 4's 'Book Programme'. The panel all agreed it was an excellent read and whilst listening to their reviews, I knew immediately I wanted to read it. As it was pre:Google days, it took a while to track down but when I eventually managed to find a copy - I couldn't put it down.

This little book is about a journey through life through the eyes of a little Cherokee orphan. Living in the mountains with his Cherokee grandparents, Little Tree, is learning 'The Way'. Sharing the journey with Little Tree is a beautiful and moving experience. It is also funny, sad, spiritual and an education.

'The Education of Little Tree' is a lovely read and is the only book that I never tire of reading. I have since bought copies as gifts, as well as lending my own copy on many occasions. The story of Little Tree has appealed to friends 'young and old', and am delighted to say that a couple have since bought copies as gifts for others too.

This is one of my most favourite books and I say a big Thank You to Forrest Carter for such a lovely little treasure.
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The Education of Little Tree is a fascinating story, brilliantly written, and beautiful in its rendition of the landscape and people of the mountainous region in which it is set.
The real-life story of the book has been interesting, to say the least. Although presented as autobiography, the author was in fact not Native American. This fact is documented in numerous places on the internet, in the fantastic book God Is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine DeLoria, Jr, and also in the writings of Gerald Vizenor (Dean of Ethnic Studies at the University of Berkley, california) and Ward Churchill. An interesting analysis of the story behind the book can be found in the book "Going Native" by Shari M. Huhndorf.
It is important to remember this fact when reading the book. The Education of Little Tree has been the subject of hate campaigns, but can be more usefully read as an attempt by a white writer to comprehend the world of the Native American - even going so far as to pretend he was Cherokee himself. the author's background is fascinating and well worth the research.
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I first read this book when I went to be with my daughter in Boise, Idaho for the birth of her first child in 2000.
She gave me this book and I was enchanted by it. When I came back home to Ireland I bought 4 copies for family and friends. My own copy was also lent but not returned so this is the 6th copy I have bought and I will be holding onto it!
The book is so simple that it is magical. There are laughs as well as tears. I love it.
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Written by KKK member - "the book was later shown to be a literary hoax perpetrated by Asa Earl Carter, a white political activist from Alabama heavily involved in white supremacist causes before he launched his career as a novelist." This was not clear in the description! See Wikipedia The_Education_of_Little_Tree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Education_of_Little_Tree
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By A Customer on 6 Jan. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is the book you will buy again and again - as gifts for everyone you love who loves to read . Little Tree is an experience. The wisdom, beauty and dignity of the native americans is conveyed directly to the heart in a story about a little boy who goes to live with his Cherokee grandparents.
Inspiring and enlightening in the manner of Marlo Morgan's "Mutant Mesage", but also deeply moving, humbling and funny. I laughed, I cried... and so did all the friends I bought it for. Definitely in my top three!
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Rarely will you find a book so utterly absorbing. Forrest Carter takes you on a journey that will take you to places you only ever dreamed about.
If you only buy one book this year then this is it. Superb!!!
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Finishing the book I find myself weeping, this book filled with life & colour makes your heart brake that such a beautiful way of life, simple yet warm, full of nurture and understanding of nature and love could have been so damaged by the white man.
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