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Wishtree

Written by Katherine Applegate & illustrated by Charles Santoso
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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Sep 26, 2017
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What's Wishtree About

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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.

This book has Common Core connections.

What Kind of Book is Wishtree

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Who Wrote Wishtree

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Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate’s many children’s books include the Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan, the bestselling novels Wishtree and Crenshaw, the bestselling Animorphs series, and the picture books Ivan and The Buffalo Storm. She lives in California. Visit her online at katherineapplegate.com and on Twitter at @kaauthor.

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Who Illustrated Wishtree

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Charles Santoso
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Charles Santoso (Chao) loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about funny, wondrous stories. He gathers inspiration from his childhood memories and curiosities he discovers in his everyday travels.

He has illustrated several picture books, including The Snurtch and I don’t Like Koala—both written by Sean Ferrell, Ida, Always—written by Caron Levis, which was mentioned in the New York Times as “an example of children’s books at their best,” Peanut Butter & Brains—written by Joe McGee, and Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime—written by Cate Berry. Also a New York Times bestseller Wishtree by Katherine Applegate and A Boy Called Bat by Elana K Arnold.

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What Has Charles Santoso Said About Wishtree

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781250043221
Publication Date:
September 26, 2017
Illustration Details:
Digital Pencil
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016058768
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1250043220
Lexile® Level:
590L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
191418
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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