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Wishtree

Auteur(s): Katherine Applegate
Narrateur(s): Nancy Linari
Durée: 2 h et 33 min
5 out of 5 stars (8 évaluations)

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Editors Select, September 2017

Wishtree is the story of a 10-year-old Muslim girl and the redwood tree who witnesses her loneliness in an unwelcoming town. Red (the tree) decides to make a difference in the girl’s life, and what follows is a magical portrait of friendship in the face of fear and kindness in the face of hatred. It’s the perfect book for this moment in our country, written by Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate. Kids of all ages should listen to Wishtree for the important message, but they will love it because the characters are also funny and full of heart. —Sonja, Audible Editor

Description

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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Easy reading, great message!

I read this book with my class of grade 3/4 students. It was an easy read and the message of loving nature and all human beings was lovely. The reader of the audiobook is very fluid and takes on the voice of the wishtree very well (think: Grandmother Willow vibes from Pocahontas). Would definitely recommend! #Audible1

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  • Cyndi Broadhead
  • 2017-09-28

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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  • Amy
  • 2018-01-22

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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  • Susanaskye
  • 2017-12-18

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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  • Jake McMains
  • 2017-10-06

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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  • ladybug_0509
  • 2018-08-06

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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  • Satisfied and happy
  • 2017-10-18

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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  • Michelle
  • 2019-08-30

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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  • Irina Faulk
  • 2019-08-23

A Beautiful Story Of Friendship, Love, Forgiveness, and Family Heritage

We listened to this story as we were driving on our road trip across the US. The text is very engaging and easy to follow, telling a beautiful story of the diverse society of this country from a unique viewpoint. The chapter short and fast-paced. The reader is likeable. We wish this book was used in a school curriculum as it awakens new perspectives about relationships between nature and people, and interpersonal relationships. Great book!!!

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  • Colorado Teacher
  • 2019-08-13

Themes for Exploration

Enjoyed the story, characters, and themes. Given the current climate in the U.S., it offers opportunities for personal exploration and reflection. Not a perfect ending, but neither is life

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  • suzephyr
  • 2019-07-17

Magical and heartwarming story.

This story takes the reader through the unexpectedly full life of a tree and her many loved ones.