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Wishtree

By: Katherine Applegate

Contemporary Fiction

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+

148 pages

Macmillan

Average Rating: (48 Ratings)

the best book in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/16/2019 by CV8383

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

the best book in the world
i love it so much
i love this author
the book was amazing

I love this book!
Submitted 3/11/2019 by Happygrizzlybear

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book taught me to not cut down the environment and not to write mean stuff, make new friends.

















I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






















great book to read
Submitted 3/10/2019 by readinginMiami

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I liked how all the animals who lived in the tree got along. It taught me to respect my family. It was also well written.

Awesome
Submitted 3/9/2019 by 621Meow

Thumbs up!

In the second half of the book, I got a bit emotional.

Great!
Submitted 3/8/2019 by Fortbuilder

Thumbs up!

I couldn’t stop reading at the end of each chapter. I laughed at some parts. It IS a little sad, but I didn’t cry.
I liked how the book’s pages are rough on the edges.
I liked the book. I’m glad I chose it.

😍 🥺😃
Submitted 3/7/2019 by Hermioniny

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I absolutely loved this book 📖 it was sad and happy at the same time

Wishtree
Submitted 3/7/2019 by Mksci2

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is a great book it is by the same author as the one and only Ivan the chapters are short but it is still really good You should totally pick this book if it is available

It was amazing!
Submitted 3/5/2019 by hammerofthor

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book. I thought it was cool how the author wrote the book from the tree's point of view and how all the animals refer to the tree as a hotel or apartment building because that's where they lived. I also liked the book, because it showed that even if someone is mean to someone, there is always a little good in someone's heart.

Was a pretty great and funny book!
Submitted 3/5/2019 by fpopper

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved the deep insight that came from Red but also the silliness was great when he said terrible jokes. I would recommend this book to ages 8-12, it was a little short but had a good ending if you like sweet endings.

it made me cry, but i loved it
Submitted 3/4/2019 by Glamour

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I recommend this book. It was the best book ever!!!!!!!!! It was funny, sad and sweet.

Amazing book to read
Submitted 3/4/2019 by warriorgirl

I loved this book!

This book really brings out the love and beauty of nature and is amazing to read and experience!

The Wish Tree!!!
Submitted 3/4/2019 by lightandjoy

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Great book! I read it in one day, and it shows what friendship can do for nature and for other things. If you like nature then I would choose this book!

Thank you pj our way!

Great Book!!!!!!
Submitted 3/3/2019 by Bellaweed

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was a great book if you are thinking about reading this book, please do. It is such a good book!!!!! This was one of the best PJ our way books I read!!!

I ❤️This book!!!!
Submitted 3/2/2019 by Millipedee

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is awesome! It’s a little bit sad though

I loved it!
Submitted 3/1/2019 by BeanieO

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I liked this book because it was a tree telling the story. I think you should definitely read this!

Hilarious!
Submitted 3/1/2019 by 59019501

Thumbs up!

I loved this book! It makes me think more about friendship and how important friends can be! If I were you, I'd read this book...... 1000000000000 times!

This book is good
Submitted 3/1/2019 by DinosaursAreAwesome

When I ordered this book, I knew it would be one of those books with interesting sounding summaries being the reason I got it. However, the summary isn't good enough for me to actually get to read it. Then, one day I had just gotten back from vacation and I had to do all my break homework in one day, and it was boring, so I picked this book up. Anyway, it turned out to be good, although the fact that all animals and trees can talk is kind of weird. So get this book, because it is pretty good.

trees perspective
Submitted 3/1/2019 by ECSlibrarygirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This was probably one of my favorite books I've ever read. It was cool to read about a tree's perspective because most books I read are about a person/humans perspective!!

It was so good!
Submitted 2/25/2019 by tannerydancer8

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

You should read this book if you like adventures, challenges and . . . reading!!!!!!!!!! If you choose it, I hope you like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book was full of emotions
Submitted 2/24/2019 by Trine53

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book made me feel so emotional. For example when bongo wouldn't move and red was about to be cut all of the animals came and gathered on his branches I cried a little.

This Book Was Awesome
Submitted 2/23/2019 by WizardGirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really liked this book because I've never read a book from the point of view of a tree. All the characters were kind and funny.

It's really good book
Submitted 2/21/2019 by Rachel10

I loved this book!

I liked this book it's a really good book! :-)

One of the best books I have ever read!!
Submitted 2/21/2019 by Ilovethesteelers

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is awesome! I love how everybody works together to save Red and get Samar and Stephen to talk to each other. This is AWESOME!!!!

Submitted 2/18/2019 by chilada

I loved this book!

Red is a very cute oak tree and he decides he wants to grant a newcomer's wish. It's very exciting and he risks the chance of being cut down. My favorite part is when he talks to humans, which is a no-no for nature.

A heart-warming tale
Submitted 2/14/2019 by booksandbirds

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This heart-warming story discusses tolerance and accepting people for who they are. I loved Red (the tree) and his witty comments and also enjoyed reading about the animals who inhabit him. An excellent book which is on topic for Tu B'shvat and has an environmental aspect to it as well as a social one. A must read for those who like nature.

Amazing!
Submitted 2/6/2019 by SashaDog

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book doesn't really have anything to do with being Jewish but I still really enjoyed it! The story is a really inspiring one. It teaches the lesson that it can't hurt to listen. Over all a MUST READ!

awesome
Submitted 2/1/2019 by ilovepenguins

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

very good!

Submitted 1/24/2019 by BookNerd

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This is my new favorite author

AMAZING YOU SHOULD TOTALLY READ THIS!!
Submitted 1/10/2019 by cutedog

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

O loved this book. It was so meaningful, I almost cried. It is from a tree's point of view of whats happening. There is also a girl the tree sees that gets bullied. I can't spoil anymore!!! I hope you have fun reading this awesome book!!!! :D

soooooooooo good
Submitted 1/9/2019 by SDIAkidz4

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book was really meaningful and it was definitely one of the best books I read.

Awesome!
Submitted 1/8/2019 by 8bubbles8

Reading it in school👍
Submitted 1/8/2019 by Reader2001

We are in the middle of reading it in school, and it is so good that I ordered it to read again! I have read other books by Katherine Applegate, and they are really good!😁👏👏👏👏👏👏

I read it in school and i loved it!
Submitted 1/7/2019 by Boulderskigirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I thought that it was an awesome story because how sweet of a story it was.

Amazing!!
Submitted 1/7/2019 by HERMIONEL

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was just so amazing and heartwarming! I loved reading about Red's adventure, and this book really touched my heart!

You should read it!!!
Submitted 1/6/2019 by penguin4

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I was reading this book to get on to battle of the books (A competition). This book is great because you will learn to cherish things, and believe.

I’m Crying Just Thinking 🥺
Submitted 1/6/2019 by Sparky2

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book really reminded me about how people aren’t always kind and that you have to be a good friend, especially to the people that need it the most. Some may find this story is relatable. Some may find this story a way to reflect. But, no matter how you feel about the book, it will always be a touching, unforgettable read.

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!😁😁😁
Submitted 1/5/2019 by PinkFluffyUnicorn

I loved this book!

I didn't order the book from PJ Our way, but we listened to it on audio in the car. Loved it!!!!

OOOOHHHHH MIII GOSH
Submitted 1/5/2019 by mathnut

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good you gotta read it you gotta read it you gotta read it

Cool!! Big fan of it.
Submitted 1/4/2019 by writer33

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is really good!! I'm not going to pick it because I already have it, but I've read it at least 5 times in the last month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like Flashlight the possum (just call him Flash).

Love it (so far)
Submitted 1/3/2019 by SpaceBookworm

At school we are reading this book! so far it’s amazing! i love this book it’s so far one of my favourites! #can’t wait to finish

It was one of the best books I have ever read🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Submitted 1/2/2019 by irvnez

I am a big fan of Katherine Applegate and this is one of the best🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Very touching; gets you into it
Submitted 1/2/2019 by ILIKETURTLES

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Wishtree is happy and sad at the same time... It's sappy! Get it, because red is a tree. OK enough with my corny jokes. I have to give it to Katherine she really let the book absorb the emotion! In the long run, this is one of the best books I read! Bongo is my favorite charac…. Oops can't spoil I guess you'll have to read it for yourself, trust me you'll like it if you spent this much time reading the review I wrote, can't wait to read more! PEACE OUT!

amazing!!!
Submitted 1/2/2019 by SHS027

I loved this book!

I love this book so much that this is my second copy. I already have one from the bookstore. it's really helpful 'cause it's one of the trivia books in my school competition.

You have to read this book!
Submitted 1/2/2019 by zlrudol

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is really funny and entertaining. You start to care more for nature after you read it. I recommend it for all ages!

Love this book
Submitted 1/2/2019 by My pony

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Katherine Applegate is one of my favorite authors. When I found the book "Wishtree" I was very excited. Know it's one of my favorite books. This book is very unique because I haven't read a book with the main character of a tree.

I LOVE THIS BOOK
Submitted 1/2/2019 by firebolt

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was one of the books on my school's optional reading list/challenge thing, and it was one of my favorites. I'm super excited that it's available here, and I recommend it to everyone! However, I do want to clarify something. While in the book description above, it says that the tree is a "he", Red actually isn't a "he" or a "she". Just thought I'd clear that up! Enjoy!

Great! Definitely worth the read!
Submitted 1/1/2019 by banana7

I would read more books by this author.

This was a awesome book! My fourth grade teacher read this book to my class, and I was always looking forward to when she would read more. I love the books by Katherine Applegate, and this book is no exception. I highly recommend this book to everyone (whether or not they are willing to read it).

Great book!!
Submitted 1/1/2019 by NationalDesignTeam

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

-- Julia, age 11, Kids Advisory Committee

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Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate
Author of Wishtree


Katherine Applegate can tell you that being a writer is the best job on the planet. If you think that a book narrated by a tree is an unusual project, you will be surprised to learn that she won the 2013 Newbery Medal, a very important award, for her book The One and Only Ivan, which is written from the viewpoint of a gorilla living in a glass cage in a shopping mall. She has one husband, two children, and three pets, and lives in northern California.

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