Wishtree

Wishtree

Book - 2017
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An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree's trunk.
"A red oak tree and a crow help their human neighbors work out their differences"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250043221
9781250143037
Branch Call Number: J FICTION APPLEGATE
Characteristics: pages cm

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Newbery Award-winning author Applegate brings us a new tale about an enormous oak tree named "Red" who grows near an elementary school and serves as a "wishtree" for the neighborhood surrounding him. A perfect choice for reluctant readers, Applegate's latest book proves, once ... Read More »


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blue_dog_11143
Jul 07, 2018

I actually had to read this book going into 8th grade. I thought it was a phenomenal story! But I thought that the reading level was for children in elementary school not middle school.

BelieveN398_2 Jun 28, 2018

This beautifully written book is about friendship, acceptance and community. It would make a wonderful read-aloud and evoke great discussions.

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bibliomum
Apr 18, 2018

What a wonderful book! The stories that an old oak tree could tell. Something so simple and rooted to a community has many observations. A must read for children of all ages!

YLPLchildrens Mar 26, 2018

Katherine Applegate has crafted a lovely story with humorous and poignant moments. Told by Red, a witty, philosophizing, but above all, caring oak tree, this moving tale encourages kindness and being welcoming towards strangers. At times, I chuckled. At times, I had a lump in my throat.

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darladoodles
Mar 17, 2018

This little book is the total package. A story that is worthwhile for adults and children alike. Love, love, love the illustrations, too. A perfect read aloud for elementary classrooms. Highly recommended.

JCLChrisK Feb 15, 2018

A simple and graceful narration with an excellent balance of wisdom, humor, tension, and poignancy that wasn't quite as emotionally evocative for me as I might have hoped. Should have wide appeal in a variety of settings.

SPPL_YouthServices Jan 30, 2018

A 218 year old tree is the narrator of this story about friendship, community, tolerance and magic. Samar and her Muslim family feel unwelcome in their new neighborhood. The tree that once comforted her now has an ugly word carved into it: LEAVE. Find out if a wise old tree and its furry and feathered inhabitants can bring this community together. Recommended for grades 3 and up.

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booknrrd
Jan 21, 2018

This was sweet, but I can't picture kids lining up to read it. I think it would make a good classroom read-aloud about tolerance and kindness.

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slhorenstein
Jan 09, 2018

Wishtree is a beautifully written book about acceptance of those different than ourselves. Told from the viewpoint of a very old tree, this simply told story gently prods the reader to think and to not make assumptions about other people. It is appropriate for young elementary students to adults. I very highly recommend this book.

JCLAllisonD Nov 12, 2017

This would make a great teacher read aloud for any classroom. It's simple prose makes the message even more profound.

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Jul 07, 2018

blue_dog_11143 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 12

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Jan 09, 2018

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