Our Tree Named Steve

Our Tree Named Steve

Book - 2005
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In a letter to his children, a father recounts memories of the role Steve, the tree in their front yard, has played in their lives.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
ISBN: 9780399237225
Call Number: ZWEIBEL
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Trees -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Letters -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Catrow, David - Illustrator


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Mar 30, 2018

Really enjoyed this book. A different spin and vibe than Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" but same kind of message. Really enjoyed this one and would recommend it.

PimaLib_WilliamB Feb 17, 2016

Alan is a former Saturday Night Live writer who will be at the Tucson Festival of Books in March of 2016.

CatherineG_1 Feb 03, 2016

Zweibel writes an enchanting story about a very special tree that has been the center of a family's life. Another great choice for character education.

Jun 10, 2015

Very sweet book, with a gentle sad note but also shows all the reasons to celebrate trees.

sential Nov 14, 2013

This is one of my favourite storytime books to share. This would appeal to preschool and older (even adults!)

very sweet, about how a family saves a tree, and how it becomes a central part of their lives. And how they will miss their dear friend/tree, Steve.

KRockstar10 Jun 19, 2013

Yeah...I had a little tear in my eye. Well done.

Aug 20, 2010

A family builds a home on a wooded lot, and decides to save an unusual tree named Steve. The family grows to love this tree, using it for a variety of activities. Steve the Tree, really becomes part of the family. Written as a letter from the dad to the kids, we learn of the trees demise and what that means to the family.

Anyone who is halfway sentimental will find themselves BAWLING at the end of the book. Read it a few times alone to inoculate yourself from the emotion before you try reading it to your kids.

Summerteamtwo Jul 11, 2010

Wonderful illustrations by David Catrow add to the charming story by Alan Zweibel about a family's connection to a tree. This book was used during the Destination Jungle program, "Growing Wild" at the following branches: Greely, Richmond, North Gower, Metcalfe and Vernon.

Feb 27, 2006

When a family decides to save the tree named Steve, they find that he comes in very handy as a swing holder, target, third base, and a hiding place, among other things. Steve was the tree everyone loved and counted on to be there. What happens next is what seems to always happens to the tree you love and it isn?t pretty. But, and take this from my personal experience, a tree you love always lives on in your heart. And this story has a lot of heart.


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