Beyond the Mango Tree I am here in the rain tied to the mango tree The water leve rises above my naked feet past my ankles I wait It has been this way since Sarina s family moved to Liberia from Boston eight months ago

  • Title: Beyond the Mango Tree
  • Author: Amy Bronwen Zemser
  • ISBN: 9780064407861
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • I am here, in the rain, tied to the mango tree The water leve rises, above my naked feet, past my ankles I wait It has been this way since Sarina s family moved to Liberia from Boston eight months ago Her mother ties her to the mango tree in their front yard, terrified of losing her It s never for long, and Sarina knows her mother doesn t mean to hurt her But thingI am here, in the rain, tied to the mango tree The water leve rises, above my naked feet, past my ankles I wait It has been this way since Sarina s family moved to Liberia from Boston eight months ago Her mother ties her to the mango tree in their front yard, terrified of losing her It s never for long, and Sarina knows her mother doesn t mean to hurt her But things just seem to get harder the longer her family stays in this country so far from home.On good days, when Sarina s mother is feeling better, she sets her daughter free On bad days, Sarina dangles her feet in the puddles and mud until dusk, waiting for someone to rescue her, wishing for the one thing her mother fears most a friend.Then one day Sarina meets Boima, a Liberian boy, and he becomes Sarina s cherished secret He takes her to places outside her dirty yard, and shows her the ocean, the trees, and the people of Liberia Together they discover what friendship really means and that there is a world of joy, hunger, and hope waiting just beyond the mango tree.2000 2001 Georgia s Picture Storybook Award Georgia s Children s Book Award Masterlist

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    1. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was the book that i read and finished for the first time other then some tiny little book. I used to hate reading but after i read this book it showed me how fun reading can be. One of the characters name is Sarina she is 12 years old and her mom is diabetic and she does not have a father. In front of her house there is a mango tree and every time she feels lonely she climbs up there to relax. One day Sarina decides to go take a walk to the beach where she [...]

    2. Sarina is twelve years old and has been living in Liberia with her family for eight months. Her mother, who is sick from diabetes, has drastic episodes and ties Sarina to a mango tree to keep her from wandering. Sarina's mother wants her all for herself, but when Sarina meets Boima, a Liberian boy, she finds herself wanting an adventure beyond the mango tree. She learns the value of friendship, trust, and putting others before herself.This book was amazingly written. Amy Zemser really did her re [...]

    3. This book takes you an a journey discovering the roots of Africa and the meaning behind it's culture. A young girl names Sarina has been sheltered her whole life. She meets a young boy who takes it upon himself to show her what it truly means to be free.

    4. I loved Zemser's style of writing. I felt like I was in Liberia talking to actual native Liberians. Sarina moved about a year ago with her family from Boston to Liberia and as their time there lengthens her mother's "reactions" occur more often. When her mother's blood sugar falls she goes into physical reactions and is no longer in her own mind. She ties her Sarina to the mango tree in the front yard for fear that she will lose her daughter. Then later she does not remember what happened or why [...]

    5. Sarina's family has lived in Liberia for a few months, and her mother is sick and wants to keep Sarina close. Sarina is always isolated and all alone, and she longs for a friend. Sarina gets tied to the mango tree one day, and a Boima finds her and cuts her free. They become best friends and tell stories, and go do stuff together.This is a story of friendship, and how having a friend can change us. I liked the message in this book, about how sometimes, we may feel all alone, and when we least ex [...]

    6. A well-written book about everyday life in Liberia. It is told through the perspective of twelve-year-old Sarina, who is living in Liberia while her dad works there. She is burdened with responsibility as she is supposed to stay by her mother's side all the time, yet she longs to have fun like all children. She befriends a local boy and it changes her life. (view spoiler)[What a sad ending to this friendship! (hide spoiler)] The book explores friendship, familial love (or the lack of it), povert [...]

    7. This was a great read-aloud for my students in Tanzania. At the time it was one of very few books with the main character, about their age, living overseas. Many parallels were made between their lives and the life of this girl even if it took place in Liberia as opposed to Tanzania. The descriptions of the marketplaces, the colorful garments worn by the women, all struck similar chords to their life.

    8. The genre is fantacy because no mother can put their child them tie to a tree till they come back from work.A girl named Sabrina was tied to a mango tree till her mother comes home.Sabrinas mother ties her to a tree because she is her only child and she does not want her to leave her.But once her mom left and a kid next door came and untied her.Then Sabrina hard someone

    9. A sad tale, but one that is interesting and paints a vivid picture of Liberia and it's tropical landscape and climate. I could use this in a language arts class to supplement the Africa unit for Social Studies. In a social studies class, I could read excerpts from the book that relate to how people are affected by the climate.

    10. Interesting little book about a U.S. girl living in Liberia as her father runs a lumber mill. Girl's family life is a little strange and kind of dark for young reader's novel, but intersting if you are curious about Africa.

    11. I liked that this book gave a unique perspective of a visitor to another culture. I thought that an older elementary student would be able to read the dialect easier than a younger student.

    12. This was truly the most wonderful book I have ever read. It tells the story of friendship,that everyone needs a friend.

    13. Excellent writing, but too poetic and introspective for most children. The family situation is bizarre. This first novel is told in first person, present tense.

    14. Semi-autobiographical? Shorts, seems a bit incomplete? There was certainly a lot going on perhaps I would have liked it better if events were more flushed out.

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