WishtreeBook - 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.
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Animals compete for resources, just like humans. They eat one another. They fight for dominance. Nature is not always pretty or fair or kind. But sometimes surprises happen. And Samar, every spring night, reminded me there is beauty in stillness and grace in acceptance. And that you're never too old to be surprised. Pg. 30
Different languages, different food, different customs. That's our neighborhood: wild and tangled and colorful. Like the best kind of garden. pg. 54
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Red is an old oak tree that has lived in the same neighborhood for years. Red has seen many families come and go during that time. Red is about to be chopped down but Red wants to finish one last goal before that happens. Some new neighbors move in and not everyone is as welcoming as they should be of these different families. Red sets out to unite these families and create a friendship between them before the tree cutters get to Red.
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