The Money Tree

Written by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small

A strange tree is growing through the January snow in Miss McGillicuddy’s yard. Where did it come from? Why does it grow so fast? By May its first leaves appear, and everyone is surprised to find they aren’t leaves at all. As Miss McGillicuddy goes about her daily routine—planting, gathering flowers, feeding her animals—she is startled by the frantic early harvest of the crowds who gather under the tree. When will it end? Will the tree exchange its crisp green for autumn brown when the season changes?

“…a bittersweet allegory…”
Emily Arnold McCully
New York Times Book Review

Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN 0-374-35014-0