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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.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times best-selling author Katherine Applegate at her very best - writing from the heart and from a completely unexpected point of view.

©2017 Katherine Applegate (P)2017 Listening Library

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Beautiful story

This is a great story about kindness, friendship, family, Heritage, and so much more. I loved how well everything tied together. It was thought provoking and made me want to be a kinder person.

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MAGICAL!

I am nine. I have read three of Katherine Applegate's books: The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, and Wishtree! I love them all! They each leave me wanting to be a better person. The Wishtree taught me about accepting others, especially those who are not like us.

Friendships come in many forms. This is a story of a friendship between a tree, a boy, and a girl. It was MAGICAL!

By the way, if you like the Wishtree, you will love The One and Only Ivan, my favorite of the three.

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Beautiful story!

I enjoyed this audio book just as much as my children that are 3,7,8 & 10. The story was beautiful and teaches a great lesson as well as unlocks the imagination.
The narration was wonderful as well.

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must read!!!!!!!!!!!

loved it so much!!!! it is so ✴️⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟ing good. my son insisted on this review and he is 11.

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fast, good, break from reality

The author used descriptions that fell in love with. I wish I were as creative. my favorite was, "the stars freckled the sky."

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Excellent and a delightful read!

Everyone ought to read this book, children and adults alike. Children will love it and adults will ponder it. This book shows that children can be easily taught and they can often be our best teachers.

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Good quick read

Good upper elementary age book! Theme of acceptance and friendship through taking critters and a wide old tree.

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Beautiful and Poiniant

My 11-year-old brought this book to my attention and I loved it. The message of acceptance is so beautifully written. A great book!

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Kids 8 and 10 enjoyed it.

Sweet story with a great message!
We all enjoyed it on a our road trip ❤️

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Great book!

My daughter and I both enjoyed this book! we will listen to it again. It should be read to kids everywhere.