Wishtree by Applegate, Katherine
Katherine Applegate

Wishtree -- Katherine Applegate - Hardcover

An oak tree and a crow help their neighbors embrace their differences in this beautiful, nuanced, New York Times-bestselling middle-grade novel from Newbery Medalist author Katherine Applegate.

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.

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: 09/26/2017
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781250043221
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 3
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 191418 / Wishtree

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 06/01/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2017
Booklist 07/01/2017 pg. 61
Publishers Weekly 07/10/2017
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2017 pg. 162
BookPage 10/01/2017
Shelf Awareness 09/26/2017
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2017 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2017 pg. 93
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, Home of the Brave continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists. Katherine Applegate lives in Tiburon, California, with her family

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