Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Wonderful Christmas Gift!


Author:  Elena Pasquali

Illustrator: Sophie Windham

ISBN-13: 978-0-7459-6289-4


From the Publisher:

Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming a royal throne; one of being a ship that can withstand any storm; and one longs to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be.

When they are felled, it seems their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item—a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross—it becomes clear that through the role they play in one important life their
hopes are more than fulfilled.

This traditional folktale is accompanied by stylish artwork from a highly sought after children’s book illustrator, and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories into the overall context of the Christian faith.



About the Author:

Elena Pasquali studied romance languages at university and has a special interest in researching folk tales. She worked for some years in children's publishing before going on to be an author in her own right.

About the Illustrator:

Sophie Windham has illustrated books for Bloomsbury and Orchard and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Unicorns! Unicorns! by Geraldine McCaughrean.



My Review:

The Three Trees is a wonderful children's book!  The story is heart warming and the illustrations are just beautiful.  This book would make a wonderful, wonderful Christmas present for the young ones in your life!

Many thanks to Kregel Publications for the opportunity to review this book.

2 comments:

Annette W. said...

I'd like to read this one!

Christina said...

This would be a good book to get for my grandkids. I love the pretty cover too.