Song of the Trees

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Song of the Trees
Author Mildred D. Taylor
Illustrator Jerry Pinkney
Country  United States
Language English
Genre children's literature, historical fiction
Publication date
Followed by Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Song of the Trees is a 1975 novella by author Mildred Taylor. It was the first of her highly acclaimed series of books about the Logan family.[1] The novella follows the time Mr. Anderson tried to cut down the trees on the Logan family's land. The story revolves around Cassie Logan who tries to save the trees on her Big Ma's land. Even though Cassie's family needed some money, something told Cassie the trees were just as valuable.

Song of the Trees is followed by three sequels: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Road to Memphis, and a prequel, The Land.


The Logan Family[edit]

The Logan family consists of David (Papa), Mary (Mama), Caroline (Big Ma, David's mother and the children's grandmother). Their children are Stacey, Cassie, Christopher-John, and Clayton Chester, who goes by Little Man, and sometimes they mention Paul-Edward (Big Ma's husband and David's father).