Family Tree

Author(s): Katherine Ayres
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: C2216
Released: Oct 20, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402553363
Narrator/s: Carine Montbertrand
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Tyler Stoudt's first assignment in sixth grade is to make a family tree. Tyler has no idea how she will complete the project. The only family she has is Papa. Determined to do her best, she begins to ask her father questions about their family. When he becomes angry, Tyler wonders if the truth is worth the hurt she is causing. But her need to know outweighs everything else, and she presses him for answers. The story he reveals to her is nothing she ever expected. A moving tale of one girl's quest for her heritage, Family Tree beautifully illustrates the desire to understand one's roots. Carine Montbertrand finds the perfect voice for Tyler as she struggles to make her family whole.


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Family Tree
Product Number: BX00002442
Product Number:C2216
Product Number:Z00414

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Author(s): Katherine Ayres
Narrator(s): Carine Montbertrand
Product Number Z00414
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449874599

Professional reviews

"Young Tyler Stoudt recalls the discovery of her family's roots in this delightful and engaging story. As an assignment in Ms. Custer's sixth-grade class, Tyler and her classmates are to trace their family trees back several generations. But Tyler knows nothing about her family. She lives with her widowed father and has no idea if she has any relatives. Her father isn't telling. Finally, through her persistance, Jakob begins to tell the stories of his Amish family and of Tyler's mother. Montbertrand portrays Tyler with a deadpan, nasal voice that ably conveys the girl's youth and initial lack of confidence. The other characters are just as well portrayed: Ms. Custer is a no-nonsense matron; Jakob Stoudt has a gentle German accent. All the characterizations are consistent and credible. Children will delight as Tyler discovers where she came from and who she is. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"