- Grade Level: Preschool - 12
- Paperback: 178 pages
- Publisher: Our Street Books (October 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785353861
- ISBN-13: 978-1785353864
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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- #3012 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > New Age & Spirituality > Angels & Spirit Guides
- #4065 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational
- #9681 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women
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Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation Paperback – October 28, 2016
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Susan Elizabeth Hale M.A. is an internationally renowed music therapist and author of Sacred Space Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Mysteries of Holy Places. She is creator of Earth Day-Sing for the Trees, an annual global event every April 22.
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We get a clear picture of lonely, 11-year old Emma Oliver. She is new to her town, is bullied and worries she will end up like her senile grandmother. She seeks solace in her favourite tree, Annie Oakley. Any reader who had a childhood affinity for a particular tree will empathise with Emma and want her to overcome her fears and succeed in her quest.
The story is well plotted, fast paced and full of humour. I loved the eccentric old ladies in hats! The speaking animals made it reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, and the creative ideas regarding tree communication help you to imagine a secret life of trees, invisible to us humans.
I would class it as plot-led prose rather than literary fiction – I found the -ing verbs a little repetitive, which is the only thing that stopped me giving it a 5-star rating. However, this doesn't distract from the story at all. There are some beautiful poetic images and a wealth of imagination. I would love to see the book illustrated. And if I had a young daughter, I would buy this book for her.
(by Harriet Springbett, author of 'Tree Magic')
Fantasy of this kind is not a genre I would normally gravitate to, and I set about reading it more out of curiosity than anything and was quickly drawn in by the extraordinarily original characters created by the author. Highly recommended.