Tree, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-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. Newbery Honor-winning
author Joan Bauer’s story, packed with memorable characters and her trademark
humor, is about finding purpose in tough times. And it’s about Tree’s giant
heart, not his giant size, making him a hero.
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