Article Title

The Mulberry Tree


Taylor Bitton


Mystery, Nature, Birthday, Intermediate, Excellent

Document Type

Book Review


A few weeks before her eleventh birthday, Immy and her parents move to a tiny town in rural England. In their new backyard grows a black and menacing mulberry tree. Local legend says the tree is cursed, that it makes young girls disappear on the nights before their eleventh birthdays. It has happened twice before, and now that Immy is living in the house, the whole village fears it will happen again. Undeterred, Immy decides to investigate this mystery. Seeking information about the two girls who went missing, Immy begins to put the pieces together and help the village find acceptance and healing.