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The Worry Tree

Marianne Musgrove

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Juliet’s a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing “The Irritating Song” all day long. Her parents are always arguing about Dad’s clutter. Nana’s so tired of craft lessons that she starts barbecuing things in the middle of the night. And Juliet’s friends Lindsay and Gemma are competing to see which of them is her best friend. Juliet can’t fit in any more worries!

But then she makes a remarkable discovery. Behind the wallpaper in her new bedroom, Juliet uncovers an old painting of a very special tree. Nana remembers it well: it’s the Worry Tree, and with the help of the Worry Tree animals, Juliet just might be able to solve some of life’s big problems.
 
The Worry Tree is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Juliet’s a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing “The Irritating Song” all day long. Her parents are always arguing about Dad’s clutter. Nana’s so tired of craft lessons that she starts barbecuing things in the middle of the night. And Juliet’s friends Lindsay and Gemma are competing to see which of them is her best friend. Juliet can’t fit in any more worries!

But then she makes a remarkable discovery. Behind the wallpaper in her new bedroom, Juliet uncovers an old painting of a very special tree. Nana remembers it well: it’s the Worry Tree, and with the help of the Worry Tree animals, Juliet just might be able to solve some of life’s big problems. The Worry Tree is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Juliet Jennifer Jones opened the door, stepped out of the bathroom, and walked straight into her little sister."Eight minutes and forty-seven seconds," said Ophelia, clicking her stopwatch. "What were you doing in there?""Mom!" shrieked Juliet. "Oaf's timing me in the bathroom again!"When there was no reply, Juliet stomped out of the room.Ophelia, also known as Oaf, smiled quietly to herself, pulled out a yellow pad of paper, and carefully wrote 8:47 in the left-hand column. Then she tucked the notepad back into her pocket and went off to find her sister.Juliet stormed through
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Marianne Musgrove

  • MARIANNE MUSGROVE has worked as a social worker, and has had both poetry and short stories published This is Marianne’s first novel. She lives in South Australia.
  • Marianne Musgrove
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The Worry Tree

Marianne Musgrove

Kansas State Reading Circle, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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