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Dear Baobab

Dear Baobab Maiko has left his village in Tanzania far behind moving to Canada with his aunt and uncle When he thinks of home he thinks of the beautiful big baobab tree at the center of the village In his new h

  • Title: Dear Baobab
  • Author: Cheryl Foggo Qin Leng
  • ISBN: 9781897187913
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Maiko has left his village in Tanzania far behind, moving to Canada with his aunt and uncle When he thinks of home, he thinks of the beautiful big baobab tree at the center of the village In his new home, Maiko feels a connection to the small spruce tree in the front yard it s seven years old, the same age as he is The tree sings to him and shares his secrets When heMaiko has left his village in Tanzania far behind, moving to Canada with his aunt and uncle When he thinks of home, he thinks of the beautiful big baobab tree at the center of the village In his new home, Maiko feels a connection to the small spruce tree in the front yard it s seven years old, the same age as he is The tree sings to him and shares his secrets When he learns that the roots of the tree are growing too close to the house, putting the little spruce in danger of being cut down, Maiko tries to save it He knows all too well what it s like to be small and planted in the wrong place.

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    1. With everything going on in the world today with refugees trying to find a home this book is very timely (even though it was published a few years ago). Maiko has moved from Tanzania to Canada with his aunt and uncle. He has trouble fitting in at school, he is teased about having big ears, he misses his village and especially the Baobab tree. He sits on the porch and watches and listens to the spruce tree planted nearby. He tells the tree all about his feelings and what is happening in his new l [...]


    2. For a young boy in a strange land the memory of a giant baobab tree and the plight of a young tree growing in the wrong place mirror his own struggles to find his place in his new world. A charming story, gently told that anyone who has ever been felt out of place will relate to.


    3. Oh man, this one made me tear up! How could I not love such a tender and sweet tale about a boy who makes friends with a spruce tree in the front yard of his new home?


    4. Maiko moves from Africa to North America to live with his aunt and uncle. He has trouble fitting in, and befriends a spruce tree which is seven years old (like him). It's not as old as the giant baobab back home, but it still helps remind him of home. Then he finds out the tree might be cut down.Maiko is going through a lot. His parents died, he has to move country, and he's being bullied at school. Everything is different, from the kind of house he lives in, to the climate. It's unusual to see [...]


    5. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Dear Baobab was a sad story. It was a good story, make no mistake, but there was a lot of sadness in Maiko's story.This book seems to be especially needed these days, with more refugee crises happening every day. Maiko has to find his way in this new place and comes up against adversity. There's the class "bully" who teases him about his big ears, there's the little spruce tree which he becomes attached to and wh [...]


    6. Yay! I just won this book on GoodReads. I can't wait to receive it. I will be reading it with my six year-old grandson who is a first grade reader. 'Dear Baobab' was waiting for me when I came home from a fall horseback ride and provided a great end to a lovely day. What a charming little book. My original interest in the book was because I thought that my six year-old grandson might relate to it. He has struggled with insecurity and trying to figure out his "place in the world" and I thought th [...]


    7. Maiko has been transplanted from his home in Africa to live in the United States with his Aunt and Uncle. he misses the baobab tree in his village and connects with a little spruce tree growing outside his house. As the year progresses, Maiko learns about his new home and sees that although you can't always grow where you are planted, you can grow nevertheless.



    8. Cute story of a young boy's transition from Africa to life in America with new family. Showing his connection to nature & his ability to remember his home is inspiring. Metaphor showing boy's transition & struggle to nature's struggle with the tree in his yardEager to show students this + baobab flavour


    9. Seven year old Maiko must leave his African village and beloved Baobab trees to go live with his Aunt and Uncle in North America. Feeling connected with the 2000 year old, grounded tree, Maiko feels lost and uprooted in his new surroundings. Uprooted and moved unlike the Baobab tree he loves. Now surrounded by spruce trees, Maiko is trying to fit into his new school and new home. One little spruce tree that is also 7 years old that Maiko calls "tree, same age as me", comforts him as he hears the [...]


    10. 3.5 stars. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Well this was an improvement over my previous book: Anna. Still I had expected more, and I had quite a few questions.When I read about that tree, and Maiko trying to save it, I had epic battles in my mind. Instead Maiko doesn't do much about it. Sure, he worries, he is sad, but the only thing he truly does is hiding tools or running away. Both not really that special or awesome. Yes, this is a kid, but still, I have r [...]


    11. Maiko has had to leave his home somewhere in Africa to come and live with his Aunt and Uncle in what looks to be North America somewhere. (I assume Canada since both the author and illustrator live here) He has a lot of challenges: grieving for his dead parents, going to a new school and dealing with bullying, loss of his community and especially the baobab tree at its heart. When he discovers the young spruce by his new house is the same age as him, he connects to it and confides his troubles t [...]


    12. Maiko misses the giant baobab tree in his African village when he has to go live with his uncle and aunt. At his new school Maiko is teased about his ears. Maiko finds comfort in a young spruce tree under the mailbox. When he discovers that the young tree is about the same age as him, Maiko begins to confide in it."After that, Maiko would say, " Hello tree, same age as me," on his way out and on his way in. Sometimes, he sat on the step and shared secrets that he told to no one else. He talked o [...]


    13. A little boy called Maiko had to leave his country in Africa to live with his uncle and aunt in Canada. Maiko misses home and he often thinks about the big baobab tree that he loved to visit when he lived in Tanzania. He can feel a connection to a small spruce tree that grows right in front of the new house. The tree was seven years old his uncle said to him, the same age as Maiko. Maiko does not feel that he belongs in his new home but the tree sings to him and Maiko shares his secrets to the t [...]


    14. This is a picture book of young Maiko who moved to Canada from Africa. He left behind his favourite Baobab tree in his village, but has a new spruce tree he loves that is the same age as him. It is a story of homesickness, and trying to fit in at a new school and country. The pictures were nice, but I didn’t think the text was that great. It would not be a good read-aloud because it doesn’t have that rhythm to it. Foggo also doesn’t go into much detail about how Maiko solved his bullying p [...]


    15. Maiko misses his baobab tree, back home in Africa. He misses almost everything about home in Africa, but he really misses his baobab tree. He discovers a new confidant in the little spruce tree in his new home, a tree, he soon learns, that is growing too close to the house and will have to be cut down.A warm story about learning to fit in. “Sometimes, he sat on the step and shared secrets that he told to no one else. He talked of his village and the baobabs, and how he missed his friends at th [...]


    16. This heartwarming story about an orphaned boy who had to leave his home in Africa to live with an aunt and uncle would be terrific to share with students as a way of taking a glimpse into what it's like to be displaced and feel like you're planted where you don't belong. After Maiko's parents died, he left his African village and the enormous baobab tree that was the heart of his community. Sitting on the front steps of his new home, Maiko grows especially fond of a small spruce tree and shares [...]


    17. I liked this book until the end. I was confused by the ending, like a page was missing. Up until that point I enjoyed the story.


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