Day 23 Picture Book Frenzy: My Tree By Hope Lim and Il Sun Na

Day 23 Picture Book Frenzy: My Tree By Hope Lim and Il Sun Na

When a young boy’s beloved plum tree falls in a storm, he feels like he’s lost both a friend and a connection to his old home.

A young boy, recently arrived from Korea, finds a glorious plum tree in his new backyard. It reminds him of a tree his family had back home, and he names it Plumee for the deep purple plums on its branches. Whenever the boy is homesick, he knows he can take shelter in Plumee’s tall branches.

And when a storm brings the old tree down, he and his friends have all kinds of adventures on its branches, as it becomes a dragon, a treehouse, and a ship in their imaginations. But soon it’s time to say goodbye when the remains of the tree are taken away. Before long, a new plum tree is planted, new blossoms bloom, and a new friendship takes root. –Goodreads
My TreeMy Tree by Hope Lim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cute story of a recent immigrant from Korea finding comfort in the Plum Tree behind his house-which he promptly names Plumee. I loved this quote: “Plumee made me feel at home.” It’s also a story of grief, but moving on and making more beauty. Thank you Holiday House.

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I am a middle school teacher who loves to read. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew and a creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit.

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