Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Three Trees

You've probably heard this great story - but you haven't SEEN this beautiful version, I am sure!! It is brand new and such a wonderful retelling of the touching story of The Three Trees. Each tree wants to be something magnificent - and we see how each will accomplish that - how they each play a part in the life of THE KING. Elena Pasquali has given the story such a wonderful feel and Sophie Windham has illustrated it so tenderly that you feel like you need to turn the pages carefully - so as not to disturb the beauty of this children's story. I highly recommend this updated version of a very touching story - and as if you needed more encouragement to read it - I finished reading it with my girls and they both said, "Can I take it to bed and look at it?!" There is so much to see and appreciate in this fabulous story!

Here is what the publisher says about the book:
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 soughtafter children’s book illustrator, and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories into the overall context of the Christian faith.

*I was sent a copy for review purposes.

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