Wishtree

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Wishtree

Hardcover – September 26, 2017

"Warm and thoughtful, this story is told from the perspective of an ancient oak tree who has seen it all. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate gets readers rooting for the old tree, along with the people and animals who come to depend on it. The shorter length and strong plot are appealing for middle grade readers who are growing into novels with less illustrated narrative and more complex subject matter." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

An Amazon Top 20 Children's Books of 2017

The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope.

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .
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's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red'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's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.
Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
This book has Common Core connections.

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Product details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 590 (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; First Edition edition (September 26, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250043220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250043221
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces