I Have an Olive Tree

Eve Bunting (Author) Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
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The day I was seven, my grandfather gave me and olive tree...At first, Sophia thinks the tree is an odd gift, but when Grandfather dies and her mother travel to Greece to see the tree, she discovers that what he discovers that what he has given her is far greater than she'd ever imagined.

A testimony to the wondrous ties of family and heritage, this glorious picture book brings together the beautiful writing of acclaimed author Eve Bunting and the exuberant paintings of artist Karen Barbour.

Product Details

Publish Date
April 07, 1999
10.34 X 0.41 X 9.05 inches | 0.78 pounds
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About the Author

Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

Karen Barbour is an associate professor in dance in the School of Arts at The University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her teaching, performance and research focuses on embodied ways of knowing particularly feminist choreographic practices in dance, site-specific, digital dance and pedagogical movement contexts. Her book publications include Dancing Across the Page: Narrative and Embodied Ways of Knowing (Barbour 2011), (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives (Barbour et al. 2019) and Ethnographic Worldviews: Transformations and Social Justice (Rinehart et al. 2014). Karen is editor of the journal Dance Research Aotearoa, presents regularly at international conferences and has published her writing in a range of books and journals.