Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

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.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 26, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 1250043220
ISBN-13: 9781250043221
69 Book Reviews
  • inmemoryofcpr
    inmemoryofcprover 3 years44 stars
    I decided to read this book again. The first time i read it was like OMG it is so good but now I'm like meh... so the pace was ok, the story good, but the main thing... was that there wasn't enough detail. Sorry, my opinion anyways I would rate this for ages 8+
    • 112over 3 years
      This book is such a good book I read it in second grade and I loved it
      • ccswishingstar
        ccswishingstarover 3 years55 stars
        Red is a northern red oak tree that is many rings old. Red is a neighbor wishtree, a tree where people would write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to the branches of Red. With Bongo, Red's crow friend, and all the other animals that made their homes in Red's hollows, Red watches over the neighborhood. A new family moves in and not everyone welcomes them. Red's wishtree experience was more important than ever. I love this book, and the animals' funny names!
        • adjfoewjfal;dkfover 3 years
          in me opinon i think book is very good so i give 4 star. no 5 star cuz owls in front are creep
          • Bookwormover 3 years
            This book was great. My mom got it for me and, for me, it looked bad. I mean how many people want to read a book narrated by a tree. I am proud to say that i was wrong. This book completely proved me wrong. I love Katherine Applegate and should have known from the beginning that when i open this book, i will go into a completely different world where trees and animals think and speak and where crows get offended about being called murder. This book was amazing! -Bookworm
            • Aiden R.over 3 years
              Spoiler alert!!! The Wish tree By Katherine Applegate If you like trees than the wish tree is a good book to read. Wish Tree is about a tree named Red who makes a new neighbor feel welcome with the help of Red’s friends and grants her wish to have a friend. It is a book I could read many more times because it is very easy to read and a fun book it is easy to read because of the way she wrote it. What I learned from the book is that just because someone is a different color than you or is from a different place they can still be nice people, for example in the book the new neighbor is from a different country. This paragraph is about how the main character changes in the book. At the beginning of the book red was happy and did not care about the future because he was not worried about getting cut down. And towards the end red got sad and worried about the future because Red was going to get cut down so she talked to humus but trees are not aloud to. Red was afraid of losing the purpose of being a wish tree. This paragraph is about how the book is sad and funny. There is a scene where Bongo, Reds friend (who is a bird) poops on someone. I think katherine applegate wrote this scene to bring humor to the book. The book is really funny. But it is not all funny, there is some sad parts too, but I think she did that to brighten the scene. So that it is not all so sad for people that do not like sad books. Do not make fun of people!
              • kaput600
                kaput600almost 4 years55 stars
                I loved wishtree its about a girl that comes to visit a wishtree outside her house. She loved that tree and the tree loved her and the animals in the tree loved her too. But, one day some people want to cut the wishtree the girl and boy next door try to save the tree. Will they save their friend tree? Or will the be cut by some people? ? ? If you want to find out read the book WISHTREE. Please try to read this awesome and perfect book.
                • uknown almost 4 years
                  it is imazing
                  • gelseyalmost 4 years
                    favorite book so far!!!!!
                    • saffron
                      saffronabout 4 years55 stars
                      This book is like the BEST BOOK EVER!! Katherine Applegate wrote it in such a way to pull you into a story and it can keep you up at night reading and make you miss the school bus, too! I keep on reading and re-reading it and I love it every single time. All of Katherines books are good. Though, I havent read the "Underneath" But people tell me it's a catch! -Saffron