Wishtree – Katherine Applegate

wishtreeWishtree by Katherine Applegate

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
First Published: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Recommended Age: 7+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Animals, Friendship, Love, Family, Acceptance


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. Continue reading