Dreaming Tree, The
Author: Allen W. Eckert
The Dreaming Tree is a young adult novel about a boy living in a boarding school; a boy bullied by others in the school and who is very lonely and misunderstood. While trying to cope with his various problems, he finds solace in the woods and becomes especially enraptured by a giant old oak, in the hollows of which live a variety of creatures. The boy often climbs to the sturdy uppermost branches where he sits and observes nature around him. On those high branches he also pretends he is many different things and dreams of what he may one day become.