In 1978 Addy Dawson was ten years old when her family moved to the'small farming community of Pleasant View. Addy is quickly befriended by a another ten year old girl named Elizabeth Mitchell or as everyone in town calls her 'Cricket'. Addy soon learns that Cricket is a very special girl with a strangely unique gift. The two girls develop a close friendship while hanging out on the branches of a big oak called the Lookout Tree. As their friendship matures, Addy learns that Cricket's mother has died, that her father treats his daughter as nothing more than a nuisance, and that Cricket feels alone and abandoned by a mother that she never knew. The long conversations at the Lookout Tree are both profound and innocent and provide a depth of love that only friends, true friends, can share. As the year progresses, Cricket becomes extremely ill. Her condition sets into motion a chain of events that will ultimately, unite a community, bring redemption to a neglectful father, and will forever, change the lives of those closest to Cricket. The Lookout Tree will delight your senses as it takes us back to a time when joy could be found flying through the air in an old tire swing, riding a bike with a friend on a dirt-covered, country road, or lounging lazily under the'shady leaves of a giant oak tree. This simple story of love and friendship will put a smile on your face, tug at your heart strings, and when it is finished, will make you want to go back to the beginning and start all over again.
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November 01, 2009
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