Wishtree by Applegate, Katherine (#1167RR3)



by Applegate, Katherine; illustrated by Santoso, Charles
Paperback Feiwel and Friends, 2019


From the Publisher
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
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 07/01/17
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 07/01/17
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/17
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/15/17
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/10/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 06/01/17
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 10/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
  • Publication Date: January 8, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Special adult edition ; First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 813
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Santoso, Charles, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-25030-686-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-25030-686-9
  • Follett Number: 1167RR3
  • Interest Level: AD
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.2
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 3
  • AR Quiz: 191418EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 6
  • Lexile: 590L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T