Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Into the Wild

Read Wishtree Online Free - 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 her crow friend 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 experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

Title : Wishtree
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ISBN : 1250043220
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Hannah rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A beautiful story and a poignant metaphor. 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...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

ALL THE STARS!!! This is THE middle grade book of fall 2017 and it should be on the pre-order list for every single library and middle grade classroom in the country. While it may be listed as for ages 10-14, I would read this book aloud as far down as first grade.  WISHTREE is at first glance a m...

Donalyn rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2017

Beautiful story about family and community.

Bmquiram rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is a great story. It reminded me of the old sayings 'If walls could talk' and ' I'd like to be a fly on their ceiling'. I won't write a synopsis because there is already one on the book and there is always plenty of reviews with summaries available. I'll just jump...

Mary Ann rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

Beautiful, unique, touching. But most of all, real . It's just what I needed to read today, this week, this year.

Michele rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2017

Powerful, powerful book. This book needs to be read by every child, every where.

Ann rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2017

As a former school librarian i must say that this book should be shared in every classroom throughout this country of ours. Applegate has created a a true gem with a special message that needs to be heard.

Ivonne rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 04, 2017

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan is one of the finest books I’ve ever read. Not one of the finest children’s book. Not one of the finest illustrated book — although the drawings are breathtaking. No, one of the finest books, period. I have harangued countless adults to please, please g...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

Wishtree is the story of Red, an optimistic oak tree who is home to many wild creatures living in harmony in her branches and hollows. Every year, the residents who live nearby come to tie their wishes onto Red's branches in hopes that they will come true. One wish in particular comes from Samar,...

Bel rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

Wishtree is the sort of book that is a lovely easy read, with memorable characters and a great plot, that you think about once you’ve finished it. I find myself mulling over it continuously , grateful to have read it. It is filled with wonderful lines (“It is a great gift indeed to love who you ar...

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