Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blog Tour: The Three Trees

I love this sweet folktale. The author's telling of this traditional story was short and simple. It was easy to see through the story of these three trees how God had given each of them a dream and fulfilled the dreams in ways only He could predict. Children will learn that God is in control over everything and that He has great plans for each of us. In addition, the simple gospel presentation will easily serve as a launching point for parents to dive deeper into the gospel story. With beautiful, detailed drawings, this children's book has everything that young readers love in a book!

I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my fair and honest review.


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 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.

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