Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Education of Little Tree

This book is about a very young boy who is orphaned and then adopted by his Cherokee Grandmother and his half-cherokee, half-Scots grandfather.  Their life in the mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression is a learning experience for the reader as well as for Little Tree.

..... I really like the idea of people who want to own and have more than they need are the root of all evil.  If you only need three turkeys to survive, you only kill three turkeys even though you catch six in your trap.  And today's description of the Cherokee being run of the land and what we know as the Trail of Tears causes me infinite pain.

This book will make you rethink your own life.