The Resource A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)

A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)

Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Title
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Follows young Francie Nolan, who is armed with her idealism and determination, as she struggles to escape from the poverty of life in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s
  • Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1896-1972
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Betty
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3537.M2895
LC item number
T7 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.8
Series statement
Perennial classics
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor families
  • Girls
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008975521
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--Copyright page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Current Perennial classics edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 493 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061803024
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008975521
Quality assurance targets
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Reformatting quality
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Specific material designation
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Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008975521
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--Copyright page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Current Perennial classics edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 493 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061803024
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0008975521
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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