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3.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 53.32 out of 5 3.32 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Bauer Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9780807216750
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Tree, a six-foot-three-inch 12-year-old, copes with his parents’ recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Zimmer | 2/20/2014

    " This book is about Tree, the tallest 7th grader in his class. The story talks about his coping with his parent's divorce and the close relationship he is forming with his grandfather, a Vietnam veteran. This book is great to read to children if their parents are divorcing or if they have a special relationship with their grandparents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 2/14/2014

    " I got the working copy of this book from my Teens Librarian..I would not recommend this for my daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki Kaz | 2/7/2014

    " I think this book was okay. It is about a kid named Tree who lives with his father and grandfather because his parents got divorced. Tree has two older brothers who go to college. Tree was nicknamed "Tree" in the fourth grade because of how tall he was. Tree doesn't have many friends, his best friend is his grandfather, who got injured during the Vietnam war and had to get his leg amputated. Tree's brothers basically over shine him because they are both good at sports. Tree helps his grandfather because of his injury and his grandfather helps him get more confidence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra | 2/7/2014

    " Another Joan Bauer book and elective read. This book focused around Protagonist "Tree," an exceptionally tall and caring young boy who struggles through his parents' divorce, being tall, helping his invalid grandfather, and dealing with bullies. Tree is deeply caring and sweet, insecure about his height, and a nice boy. It does seem like his character is a tiny bit contrived, but still cute. I think this book targets a more middle school age audience, and so it was quick, but not especially compelling. It was forgettable, but fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 2/2/2014

    " This book is a wonderful story of how an awkward-sized teenager copes with his parents' divorce. He learns to hold the family together with the help of Sophie, his spunky (and socially unaccepted) friend. I really enjoyed and recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/24/2014

    " I wanted to like this book more than I did. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I listened to it on CD. Maybe it would have been a better read than audio. I've read Bauer's "Hope Was Here" and really enjoyed the message in it. This one just felt a bit contrived to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity | 1/21/2014

    " This book is about a boy named Tree. His parents are recently divorced, his life is not so fun. During the book there is a flood and Tree becomes a hero by helping so many people. The characters in this book teach a valuable life lesson, coping with life through all its challenges. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Oliver | 1/20/2014

    " Read it in 7th grade. Didn't really like it. Tough to get into. Really didn't like the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Caywood | 11/19/2013

    " It's incredible that a story, only 180 pages, about so little, can cause such an emotional response. You really get attached to Tree, and his life story. You want him to succeed, at anything, and when he does, it just makes everything else in his life seem ok again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/5/2013

    " Twelve-year, old super-tall "Tree" helps his Vietnam vet grandfather recover from a leg amputation, befriends an outspoken new girl at school, adjusts to his parents' divorce and learns a lot about himself and life while doing so. Ron McLarty's narration is just right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Carafa | 10/13/2013

    " cute story. the character is very likeable and courageous. This book deals with divorce and being an outcast. It's a really quick book. I'd recommend it to teens, not adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donquierafaber | 8/23/2013

    " This book dealt with serious topics: Vietnam Vets, divorce, flood, but with gentle humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marivel Rangel | 4/29/2013

    " I gave it 5 stars because I could relate with the insecurities he felt because he was taller than everyone else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 12/2/2012

    " I really liked Tree and was interested in his life. I loved his grandfather. Some really fun characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jack | 11/6/2012

    " This book is one of the worst books in the world. WARNING: IF YOU READ THIS BOOK YOU HAVE A 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% CHANCE TO LIVE. BUT IT IS A BAD BOOK!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/11/2012

    " What a great teenage male protagonist--caught in the middle of a divorce, his gangly height, a basketball team with bully tendencies, a quirky female friend, a war-wounded grandfather, and an aging dog. Tree is one great kid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Senft | 10/2/2012

    " I thought this book was good. It was a short sweet story. The end was OK I wish they would have told you more of an after story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey Bensfield | 9/11/2012

    " Good book about growing up in the face of many difficulties; divorce, rehabilitation for his grandfather, and the pangs of adolescents. Overall, a great book about growing up and finding one's place in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laina | 8/20/2012

    " Another amazing Joan Bauer that I loved... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 8/19/2012

    " If you're interested in dealing with divorce or fitting in in middle school, you might like this book. And there's a flood in there too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddy | 7/24/2012

    " Frankly I was disappointed with this book after reading two of Bauer's other novels ("Close to Famous" and "Backwater"). This book just seemed to lack the writing style I loved about the other two. I would say, only read this book if you don't have anything else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Kitano | 5/29/2012

    " This should be required reading for all tweens. "

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About the Author
Author Joan Bauer

Joan Bauer is the author of a dozen novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner Rules of the Road. She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.