The Three Trees…A Traditional Folktale
By Elena Pasquali
Illustrated by Sophie Windham
Size: 8.5 x 10.25 inches
Ages: 5 to 7
Imprint: Lion Children’s
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.
My Thoughts on The Three TreesWow, what a beautiful children’s story about the life of Christ. But it doesn’t stop there, it teaches that our dreams are in God’s control, that even when it seems like life is not going the way we wanted it too, God has a plan, and all of the time His plan turns out to be our dreams.I LOVE this precious book! And what a wonderful way to teach children about God’s plan for us. This story is beautifully told by the author. The illustrations are fantastic and adorable, and are so dramatic they add a special touch to the story. Children can look at the pictures and tell the stories themselves. The colors inside and out are fabulous colors muted together to capture anyone’s interest!I highly recommend this book for your child’s library, or any church, school or public library for that matter. It will be a well read book! And we just can’t teach our children about the Lord too early! And you will not be disappointed in this wonderful adorable book!This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.
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