Dear Baobab

Dear Baobab

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When Maiko has to leave his village in Africa to live with his aunt and uncle in Canada, he misses the giant baobab tree in the middle of his village but makes friends with a small spruce tree in his aunt and uncle's yard.

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Maiko has left his village in Tanzania far behind, moving to Canada with his aunt and uncle. When he thinks of home, he thinks of the beautiful big baobab tree at the center of the village. In his new home, Maiko feels a connection to the small spruce tree in the front yard—it's seven years old, the same age as he is. The tree sings to him and shares his secrets. When he learns that the roots of the tree are growing too close to the house, putting the little spruce in danger of being cut down, Maiko tries to save it. He knows all too well what it's like to be small and planted in the wrong place.
Maiko struggles to adapt to his new life in Canada, homesick for his village in Tanzania and the beautiful baobab tree at its center. He takes comfort in a small spruce tree in his new front yard, until it's threatened to be cut down.

Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781897187913
Branch Call Number: JX FIC FOG
Characteristics: [24] p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin

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