Red is a wise, philosophical, and funny old oak tree who has watched over his neighborhood for hundreds of years. He’s seen it all, but that’s about to change.
Ages 9+
Pages 148
Publisher Macmillan
Coming Dec 2022
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Great book!!

Review by Julia

I like Wishtree because it is a very unique book. I love how the book is from the perspective of such an unexpected character!

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More Than Just a Tree!

Review by Lavagoat

I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. Written from the unique perspective of a tree, which means the entire book takes place where the tree is rooted (which might seem like a challenge to keep interesting, but the author did a fantastic job). It really makes you think about the perspective of an immigrant, and how other cultures and religions might be seen as bad to some people, and how in the end we're all humans and should be treated with love and respect. And of course, respecting nature, including trees. It really made me think of not wanting to waste paper/ products from trees and think about where all the wooden objects in my home come from.

Feb 01, 2023 11:40 AM
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Review by MOak

i loved this book !

Jan 23, 2023 02:31 PM
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Review by treepalm

I like the animals, and there is this tree whose name is Wishtree, and people believe that trees can make your wishes comes true, and this tree made one wish come true. Also, I like the baby owls in the picture, because they look adorable.

Jan 22, 2023 02:29 PM
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Great book

Review by flowersnahal

This book is told from the perspective of a very old wise red oak tree. The tree is a home for many different animals. It's also a Wish Tree, meaning that once a year, many people hang wishes on it. I love this book so much! It was very sweet. It's not too long, so you can read it pretty quickly.

Jan 21, 2023 04:48 PM
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I really enjoyed Wishtree!

Review by nezh

It is a very unique book, and I read it super fast! It was funny, cute, unique, and reminded me of myself.

Jan 18, 2023 08:29 AM