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Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

One day, March is devastated to learn that the Eagle Tree - a monolithic Ponderosa Pine near his home in Olympia - is slated to be cut down by developers. Now, he will do anything in his power to save this beloved tree, including enlisting unlikely support from relatives, classmates, and even his bitter neighbor. In taking a stand, March will come face-to-face with some frightening possibilities: Even if he manages to save the Eagle Tree, is he risking himself and his mother to do it?

Intertwining themes of humanity and ecology, The Eagle Tree eloquently explores what it means to be part of a family, a society, and the natural world that surrounds and connects us.

©2016 Ned Hayes (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • DW
  • 02-09-2016

One enlightening perspective on living with Autism

Ned Hayes provides an honest, intense, and powerful look his personal experience of coming of age with Autism. He shares so many insights, giving me even more reasons to ask my clients for more clarification regarding their thoughts, interpretations, and motives for behaviors. Ned's story also gives a glimpse into the challenges of parenting a child with Autism, the gifts of such a child, and the results that can come from acceptance and appropriate structure. Moving, intense, powerful! Thank you, Ned, for sharing your story, and Will Ropp for the brief bringing it to life in true voice!

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  • Workin'Grrrrl
  • 01-09-2016

Great performance

The reader did a fantastic job of capturing the tone of the book. I'm glad I listened to it over reading it. And now I know a lot more about trees. Well written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-2018

Unique perspective of the world.

I loved this kid and his obsession with trees. Maybe it is because two of my favorite classes in college were Forest Ecology and Dendrology, and then I ended up being a bird biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I love how he is able to use trees and their amazing adaptations to learn to relate to people. Anyone interested in the wonders of nature and how humans fit in the realm of creation will love this book. Oh and people interested in understanding autism will love it too.

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  • 29-04-2017

What an unexpected treasure!

Great narrator, and what a great story! Very engaging yet also so informative, really makes you stop to think. Well done!

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  • Jesse
  • 08-03-2017

great story

what a great story showcasing the struggles of a family with an autistic son, and how together they came to understand each other better, and learned from him.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 06-01-2017

A lovely read for all tree lovers

Being a tree lover I found this book quite enjoyable. It also game some good insight into young adults in the Autism spectrum. As I don't know anyone personally with Autism I found this to be very informative in their thought processes and their reasoning for doing things.

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  • Lv
  • 03-09-2016

The Eagle Tree

Interesting story about an autistic boy's love and knowledge of trees. It would have earned more stars if autism was kept focused and much less political messaging via the young boy!

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  • purp
  • 03-10-2016

dull!

This book was extremely dull and totally boring. It did not cost much but I wood still like my money back. I do not recommend it at all.

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  • scoots
  • 07-10-2017

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Oh my goodness, I have learned more about trees than I ever felt possible in just one book! I loved March’s character and unique take on life as we walk with him through his life journey, a window on his soul and reality. And I really enjoyed meeting the characters he met along the way, helping us to see we are all unique in our own special way.

If you like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, then you will like this.

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