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A tree grows in Brooklyn

by Smith, Betty, 1896-1972.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK Smith
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK Smith
CLP - Sheraden Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK Smith
Location  CLP - Sheraden
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN PAPERBACK Smith

The beloved perennial classic--named as one of the books of the twentieth century by the New York Public Library.

Orville Prescott has called this American classic "one of the most dearly beloved and one of the finest books of our day." Indeed, when A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published in 1943, four printing plants were required to keep up with the demand.

Seventy years later, readers are still fascinated by Betty Smith's moving portrayal of the Nolans, a poor family living in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. A poignant tale of childhood and the ties of family, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will transport the reader to the early 1900s where a little girl named Francie dreamily looks out her window at a tree struggling to reach the sky.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Francie Nolan grows up amid the poverty of a Brooklyn tenement, in a poignant novel set in the early twentieth century."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Poor families -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Experimental fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial,2014
Edition First Harper Perennial Olive edition.
Language English
Description 619 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780062096951
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