The Wish Tree (Hardcover)

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By Kyo Maclear, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
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The Wish Tree is the exciting saga of a young boy and his toboggan, and their quest to find the elusive Wish Tree.  In spite of the lack of support from either of his siblings, Charles sets out one morning with his loyal friend, Boggan sliding quietly behind him.  As they journey deeper into the forest on their search they happen upon many woodland creatures in need of aid.  Even though Charles and Boggan have a pressing matter, they stop to help Squirrel, Beaver, Fox, and many others along the way.   
With illustrations and coloring that manage to feel both fresh and vintage at the same time, The Wish Tree is a whimsical delight for reader and sleepy nugget alike.
— From Matt


Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.
The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.

About the Author

Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed author whose books have received starred reviews, appeared on numerous "Best of" lists, and been published in multiple languages around the world. One of her picture books, Virginia Wolf, has been adapted for the stage, and another, Julia, Child is currently being adapted into an animated television series. She lives in Toronto.

Chris Turnham has had a long career working as a visual development artist in the animation industry for clients including Sony Pictures Animation, LAIKA, and DreamWorks Animation. This is his debut picture book. He is based in Los Angeles.

Praise For…

"A warm and engaging magical tale of friendship and the intrinsic beauty of nature."-School Library Connection

"Hums with understated everyday magic."-Publishers Weekly

"Exudes quiet magic and wonder."-School Library Journal

"Deftly pulls in the reader with spare, precise language and palette that evokes both winter and warmth."--Austin American-Statesman

"This sweet, magical story, with no decorations or specific mention of Christmas, would be a great choice for any winter celebration."-Booklist

"This ingeniously nondenominational tale brings a lovely serene pace to classic holiday themes like giving to others and gathering with dear ones."--The New York Times

"Sweet" - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452150659
ISBN-10: 1452150656
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English
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