The Popcorn Tree

Children - Grade K-3rd
82 Pages
Reviewed on 07/11/2018
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Author Biography

From humble beginnings, Catherine Green found value in family. She was raised by her mother, mentor and guide through life, along with her two siblings. She learned hard work and devotion will always achieve much.

A student by heart, she enjoyed learning and taking the road less traveled. She became the first in her family to graduate college. With many years of dedicated effort, she accomplished three degrees as a wife and mother while working full-time. She completed her bachelor’s in business administration from LeTourneau University.

Catherine has an astute mind for business. Her mother says, “She always caught on quick.” Her lifetime of work is evident with an array of fields ranging from agriculture, property investments, healthcare professional, oil and gas partner, skilled nursing consultant, owner/operator of El Rancho Verde, to children’s book author. She has proved to be a successful ambitious entrepreneur.

An adventurous spirit, interest in people, and curiosity of culture keeps her traveling. She enjoys nature and the great outdoors. Today, you will find her in the piney woods of East Texas raising exotic sheep. She believes that failure can happen only if one does not try. Fear is waiting to be conquered.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristy Vee for Readers' Favorite

The Popcorn Tree: An Adventurous Tale by Catherine Green is a tender and imaginative story that begins with five-year-old Claire waking up to find herself all alone. With the sudden disappearance of her beloved family, she is frantic with worry. Where could they have gone? Did they go to Nan and Papa’s house without her? She’s never been alone like this before and is full of anxiety and despair. As young Claire does her best to soothe herself and figure a way out of this dilemma, her imagination and hunger run wild! As her adventure continues, she meets a few friends and distractions along the way that help her navigate through the anxiety of feeling left alone.

I thought the author did a remarkable job of capturing the innermost thoughts of a five-year-old child and how they process naturally occurring fears. The writing, grammar, and proofreading are flawless, and the story grabs your attention right from the very first line. The colorful illustrations depict the story quite perfectly and are detailed enough so that kids who are too young to read the words would still love the book and understand what’s happening. I think children will love it, as they can surely understand the anxieties of being left alone by themselves and the uncertainty of what to do if that should occur. The book is a nice length, imaginative, engaging, and I was quite hungry for caramel popcorn after reading it. A sweet read!