Andrew's Tree


Martha Brooks

About the book

Four months ago Patrick Devereaux’s little brother, Andrew, was struck down and killed by a car. Unable to express his grief, twelve-year-old Patrick is caught in a merry-go-round of guilt and denial. Then the eccentric Petersons move in next door. Twelve-year-old Gillian, a budding carpenter, is angry about leaving her best friend behind. Sarah, her nine-year-old sister, uses theatrics to deal with being in the middle. Their brother Neil, a lonely five year old, plays with imaginary buffaloes and a baby rabbit named Sparky. With dogged persistence, the Petersons set about to make hostile Patrick their new best friend. And Patrick begins, finally, to heal.

Andrew’s Tree is a celebrations of the ‘awe’ of life. Children are true mystics who allow themselves to experience this awe more fully than adults. Awe doesn’t mean fear. It means WOW!” – Alec Stockwell

About the author

Martha Brooks lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her book Traveling on into the Light was named to the international 1996 IBBY Honour List and is an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Two Moons in August and Paradise Café and Other Stories were Governor General’s Award nominees; the latter also received the 1991 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for distinguished children’s fiction. She is also the co-author of I Met a Bully on the Hill (Scirocco Drama).

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
48 pp 5.5 x 8.5 in