A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. 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. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review
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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.
On his sixth birthday, a boy learns that his wish for a puppy comes with responsibility.
Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
The holidays can difficult, but for Martin it's a matter of life and death as he joins forces with mystical Celtic Christmas fairies to save his parents. When Martin and his family get in a car accident while Christmas tree shopping, he is sent to his eccentric aunt Dottie's to recover while his parents remain in critical condition. He wakes at his aunt's to find small fairy creatures taking an interest in him. He comes to learn of the Boughkin and their history with his family, especially young Juniper, a precocious Boughkin girl who learns of Martin's deathly ill grandfather's unusual connection with her family. Grandpa John's dying wish sends Martin and Juniper on a mission that could save the lives of Martin's parents and bring them all back together in time for Christmas, but only if they survive the journey.
"[I]n diversity there is beauty and there is strength." Maya Angelou This book is a product of the collaborative effort of 26 women from 15 different countries. These original illustrated stories seek to entertain readers of all ages with their unique perspectives, rooted in very different yet shared experiences of intercultural exchange. This creative art project includes storytelling, writing, reading, drawing, painting, editing, and layout work-all conducted in English as a second language of (almost) all of the project's participants. Beyond that, moreover, "The Wish Tree" grew in the process of its making into an illustrated expression of friendship, comprehension, and appreciation for our diversities and multicultural understandings-as well as a medium of enthusiasm, optimism, and courage.