Wishtree (Large Print / Library Binding)
Narrated by an ancient oak tree named Red who watches over the neighborhood and extends his branches every year for people to hang wishes on them. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, not everyone is welcoming. Samar befriends a local boy under the tree and together with hope -- and unknowingly, Red, they seek to make things okay for Samar and her family. Wishtree is the story of kindness and hope. A cast of animal characters bring this story to life. A timely, important and very accessible book. A small book with a big heart. Perfect for One Book, One School programs and book clubs. -- Kristen Gilligan, owner— Kristen Gilligan
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is another sweet story by this author of The One and Only Ivan. Narrated by a tree, this clever book tells of the happenings in a neighborhood. The tree's neutral point of view lets the reader decipher and judge the story as it unfolds. A very short read, but with a very positive message of hope. Would be a great read aloud for a classroom.— Kelly S., School Librarian at St. Mary's of Littleton in Littleton, CO
A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An Autumn 2017 Kids (TM) Indie Next List Top Pick ? Title
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood wishtree ? - people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red (TM)s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red (TM)s hollows this wishtree ? watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming and Red (TM)s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Funny deep warm and nuanced Wishtree is Katherine Applegate at her very best writing from the heart.
About the Author
Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, Home of the Brave continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists. Katherine Applegate lives in Tiburon, California, with her family.