Annie Glover's grandma is always protesting something, but she goes too far when she chains herself to a century-old tree and names it Elmer. Elmer is scheduled to be cut down to make way for a new swimming-pool complex and Grandma is trying to save him, but Annie wants that swimming pooland so do all her classmates. Now she must endure all the other fourth graders asking her embarrassing questions and that pesky Leroy Kirk calling her a "tree lover." However, as Annie considers what Elmer means to her town and to herself, she begins to think that maybe Grandma's not so crazy after all.
Adorable illustrations perfectly capture Annie's scheme to save Elmerwith the help of her teacher, her best friend, a zany trio of parachuting Elvis impersonators, and, yes, even Grandma.
About the Author
DARLEEN BAILEY BEARD's books include The Flimflam Man and Operation Clean Sweep, an ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Title. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma. HEATHER MAIONE has illustrated many books for young readers, including How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills. She lives in Laurel Hollow, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this book. Well........probally because my last name is GLover. But it is awesome.
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This book is a great book¿¿¿¿¿ I love this book because it encourages people to speak when they want to save something.