Book review, Children's Books

Book Review: Miss Sadie McGee Who Lived in a Tree

                                                         Miss Sadie McGee
Author: Mark Moulton
Illustrator: Karen Good
“There once was a lady named Sadie McGee, 
A kindly old woman of great mystery, 
Who lived in the top a hickory tree, 
On a cliff overlooking the sea. 
Folks from all over the world came to see, 
This remarkable lady who lived in a tree, 
For no one had seen such a rare oddity, 
As a lady who lived in a tree…” 

 

Oh that Sadie McGee!  We have loved her for years in our home.  I first checked this book out of the library several years ago when Madalyn was doing a unit study on trees.  I was immediately drawn to it because of the beautiful illustrations and the well designed fold out pages.  I always enjoy Karen Good’s illustrations and have since read a couple of her other books to the girls.

This book is about a little lady named Sadie McGee who, as you can guess from the title, lives in a tree.  Everyone is curious but no understands why Sadie McGee lived in that tree–and no one wants to ask!  One day, a little boy’s kite gets caught in the branches and he has to climb to the top to retrieve it.  He climbs to the top, meets Sadie McGee, and learns the truth about why she lives in that tree.

One of my favorite things about this book is the use of adverbs throughout.  Happily, inquisitively, quizzically, cordially, and breathlessly are just a few of the elaborate adverbs you will find in this lovely story.

We loved this book so much that I wanted to buy it.  Imagine my surprise and delight when I found it at Ollie’s for $2.99–hardcover!  I was smiling ecstatically as I paid for it hurriedly and read it to Madalyn happily.  It is available in hardcover at Amazon for only $3.98.

You will not be disappointed in this beautiful book.  It has been cherished in our home for many years and will be cherished for many more to come!

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