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MAGIC SAPLING

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MAGIC SAPLING is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
7 minutes
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What a fun film with a fun story that is downright silly at times. Magic Sapling doesn't always make sense, but it does promote a sense of community.

The storyline is about a giant tree in New York City that is being cared for by a young girl, Lucinda, and her friend. Her friend decides taking care of the tree is too much work and leaves - with all responsibility falling on Lucinda. Lucinda picks it up, on her own and is getting worn down by it until unexpectedly a group of people show up to help her.

Sweet story. I love the passion this little girl has for her tree and the actor playing her, Evelyn Berry, is just as cute as can be. Her friend is sort of a downer from the get go, although she is somewhat redeemed at the end when she returns with microphones and entices Lucinda to join her in singing about the tree. I love the music. The camerawork is well done; the audio is very clear. The only problem I have with this story is the way they are tending to the tree. For some reason, they are washing the tree's trunk. I can't fathom why they would do this and it seems like unnecessary work. I do like how complete strangers appear to help her and how, in the end, her friend returns and invites her to sing about the tree, and the others in. In response, the tree drops a whole lot of food on the ground, including a sandwich. Huh?

The message of the film is about staying true to what your purpose is and don't give up.

I give Magic Sapling 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

What a fun film with a fun story that is downright silly at times. Magic Sapling doesn't always make sense, but it does promote a sense of community.

The storyline is about a giant tree in New York City that is being cared for by a young girl, Lucinda, and her friend. Her friend decides taking care of the tree is too much work and leaves - with all responsibility falling on Lucinda. Lucinda picks it up, on her own and is getting worn down by it until unexpectedly a group of people show up to help her.

Sweet story. I love the passion this little girl has for her tree and the actor playing her, Evelyn Berry, is just as cute as can be. Her friend is sort of a downer from the get go, although she is somewhat redeemed at the end when she returns with microphones and entices Lucinda to join her in singing about the tree. I love the music. The camerawork is well done; the audio is very clear. The only problem I have with this story is the way they are tending to the tree. For some reason, they are washing the tree's trunk. I can't fathom why they would do this and it seems like unnecessary work. I do like how complete strangers appear to help her and how, in the end, her friend returns and invites her to sing about the tree, and the others in. In response, the tree drops a whole lot of food on the ground, including a sandwich. Huh?

The message of the film is about staying true to what your purpose is and don't give up.

I give Magic Sapling 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, plus adults. By Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

A giant tree sustains all of the people in New York City. A young girl and her friend care for the tree. When her friend leaves for selfish reasons, all responsibility falls on Lucinda. She decides to continue the work on her own. Just as things get really tough, unexpected friends appear to show Lucinda the value of the community that she helps to sustain.
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