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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: (85 Ratings)

A BEAUTIFUL BOOK!
Submitted 6/18/2019 by PJLTO

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved this book and the way the author drew you in to care about all the characters. It was such a wonderful story for both adults and tweens!

i loved this book
Submitted 6/9/2019 by rabbitjoy

Thumbs up!

i read this book a while ago but i still sometimes think about it, it was a great book and i hope other people enjoy it as much as i did/do

This book will teach you an important lesson about true friendship.
Submitted 6/5/2019 by FLN23

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing! I liked how the author had creative characters.
The book was so happy, it made me cry of happiness and also sadness but it was really cute and it was just amazing, it is short so you can read it really fast! I recommend it to everybody!

This book taught me a lesson.
Submitted 6/5/2019 by REN123

I would read more books by this author.

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

This book has a very good story about family and friendship with some humor.

BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!
Submitted 6/5/2019 by JonFreedom

BEST BOOOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BRAVO TO THIS AUTHOR!

Not so good :(
Submitted 6/4/2019 by Stamvaad

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

at my school there's a reading group (which I'm in) that is doing the book Wishtree. Most of the kids in my group don't like it but a few do. I personally wouldn't recommend it to someone. the cool parts of Wishtree is that Red and the animals can talk, Samar and Stephen here Red tell the story about Francesca's relative or something, and that Samar and Stephen become friends because of a tree. the reason I don't like it is because its boring it doesn't have any adventure. People might argue with me but this is my opinion so read the book and make your own decision.

(I've made mine)

AMAZING BOOK! MUST READ!
Submitted 6/4/2019 by SlothsRule

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved all the characters. It was a touching and funny story. It was the best!

It is interesting to read a story from a tree perspective!
Submitted 5/9/2019 by Ayam

Thumbs up!

Good book! Touching...

great for a family read aloud!!
Submitted 5/7/2019 by Kisatchie28

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

-a tree that people make wishes on, 2 kids that save it, it's an amazing book that has an amazing story line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more people should read it.-

Best book ever!
Submitted 5/6/2019 by Lovely1

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

in this book there are many characters that care for each other. this book is happy, no bad characters and makes you think of feelings and trees.

So sweet!
Submitted 5/6/2019 by leveygirls

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was a really sweet book. The author really nailed the perspective. I loved how they had little facts like that trees name themselves after their species. I don't see how it's Jewish tho.

Amazing
Submitted 5/6/2019 by arianasv

This is the most beautiful book I've ever read. I cried with this book but I couldn't stop reading.

Another Great Book By a Great Author
Submitted 5/5/2019 by GFCGirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Katherine Applegate has written another great novel! I like how it is from the perspective of a tree. Read this book, for your perspective on the world around you will be better for it!

Good read
Submitted 5/4/2019 by Babbit

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

The main characters had conflict resolution and there were twists! It really showed many imaginative things! It was so interesting. You should read it!

THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/4/2019 by NMMbooks

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

The whole story was great! It was a little bit sad though.

this book was amazing! :D! so good
Submitted 5/3/2019 by greenapple7

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I would vote 6 stars if I could! This book was from the perspective of a red oak tree that is in danger of being cut down and is relying on two kids to save her.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!
Submitted 5/2/2019 by MusicalGirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was a story that you can feel the emotions the characters are feeling. The story was very good. This is one of the best books I have ever read.

Awesomeness!
Submitted 5/1/2019 by Gamemaster

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was really great and it just seems to show that friendship is really powerful!!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊😊😁😄😁😄

Awesome book, so far
Submitted 5/1/2019 by iheartcows

Thumbs up!

I was in the middle of the book and my class started reading wish tree because it was a read aloud! Do read it because it is awesome 😎👍🏻

Super suspenseful and surprising
Submitted 4/23/2019 by Oxy

Read it!!!
Submitted 4/18/2019 by Whitejasmine2009

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Ch:1-7 were a bit boring, but Ch:8-51 were meaningful and mysterious. 🕵️‍♂️📖

Courage to Find Friends
Submitted 4/9/2019 by MissBird80

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book helped me learn what friendship resembles. It helped me learn how friendship can help me and others. It has compassion and courage and helps you know that friendship can take a very long journey. I like this because it teaches me how to find courage to make new friends.

this book had great perspective. i loved it !
Submitted 4/8/2019 by horses2010

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

As soon as i got this book i started reading it and finished it the day after I got it . Now i have been recommending this book to my friends. I really enjoyed this book and i am exited to read more books like it I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Calm book
Submitted 4/8/2019 by megasport

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is a calm and loving story.

Super suspenseful and cool!
Submitted 4/7/2019 by Oxy

good book
Submitted 4/7/2019 by Sushiguy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I learned a lot about trees

Submitted 4/6/2019 by LunaLovegood28

I like the tree didn't have a gender. I think that kids who read this who also identify with that could relate to Red.

AMAZING!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/4/2019 by AustinDogLover

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

AISD, this book is a 2019-2020 Bluebonnet Award book!

Loved it!
Submitted 4/4/2019 by Dolphin10

I was thinking a lot about friendship. Really, with Bongo and Red.

I wish everyone would read this book!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/4/2019 by GuineaPig

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think everyone should read this book because it is inspiring. 5 stars!

An amazing book!
Submitted 4/3/2019 by twirlstar

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love books about nature, but I never expected a book about a tree. This was a great book because it made me think about how trees are living things, too.

Heart Felt Tale With a Beautiful Story to Tell !!!
Submitted 4/3/2019 by ReadandDance

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book may be small but it has a powerful story to tell

It was nice
Submitted 4/3/2019 by Monkey17

This book was just OK

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

I liked this book, although i was a little bit disappointed😐. Even so, this book has many important lessons to learn and think about. I recomend this great book to any animal lover because the animals play a big role in the end. Hope you enjoy it!

Best book ever!
Submitted 4/2/2019 by mmethe

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I love this book!!!

A great must read
Submitted 4/1/2019 by vonsoccer

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Everybody should read this book because it has a lot of suspense and you just can't put it down. It's easy to read and it's really cool how the author puts their mind into Red's mindset.
I really like that the tree doesn't have a gender.
My 6 year old sibling liked it too.

All you need is one good friend
Submitted 4/1/2019 by Yeleda07

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book showed me the value of standing up for what you believe in and the power of friendship

Very interesting book!
Submitted 4/1/2019 by YMS

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

The book starts out a little boring, but as you continue it gets really good. It brings you to think about the feelings of the tree.

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 DalekReader

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 HorseCrazyGirl

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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