WISHTREE

by Katherine Applegate

Red, an oak tree on which people leave their wishes, is threatened to be cut down after more than 200 years.

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  • Our wishtree is almost complete and ready for our student and staff wishes! Thank you for writing this book,… https://t.co/dDmZSfcd7B
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  • @KatrinaEddy Great book and amazing author (@kaaauthor)! I am currently reading #Wishtree now! 😎 (After reading th… https://t.co/GDdvZjukBM
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    What people are saying on Amazon (sample)

    • Sweet story about friendship and a tree who wants to make a difference.
    • It was very poetic. Beautifully written, it had a very special message. I would recommend this to any one of any age.
    • I am a Welcomer and I can now with all certainty attest to the fact that, "Trees can't tell Jokes, but they can certainly tell stories" (Wishtree by Katherine Applegate). Boy do I LOVE Red and its unlikely tenants that surprisingly dwell harmoniously in its hallows; seldom cantankerously. We've much to learn from this bunch. Red is every bit an optimist and filled with hope as evidenced by the sentiment that, "Hollows are proof that something bad can become something good with enough time and care and hope." Red is also very wise (with its 216 rings) and caring, and views the world through an empathetic lens. Red is there for the community in ways that they may never know. Red stands steadfast as a refuge in silent strength, garnished with the wishes of its immigrant neighborhood. When a new Muslim family faces adversity, Red, with the help of a crow named Bongo, concocts a plan sure to usher peace. In the end, we all have a voice. I will choose to use my voice to spread kindness. I am a Welcomer.Everyone needs to read this book. In fact, I am adding this book to my K-5 library for my students to enjoy. It is also the perfect read-aloud for the intermediate (3rd-5th grade) level. Katherine Applegate has very quickly become one of my favorite authors!
    • My daughter loved this book.
    • I would give this book 10 stars if it allowed it. Katherine Applegates delivers a powerful, timely, needed message with this beautifully written story. It brought tears, laughs and deep thoughts as I enjoyed “Reds” point of view on the life we are all living in 2017.