The Three Trees by Elena Pasquali
Genre: Christian Children’s Picture Book
Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: September 1st 2011
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.
What a delightful way to sum up Christ’s journey on earth from birth to miracles and on to the world’s salvation. With vivid and artistic ilustrations my daughters could spend hours looking at these images over the years.
Typed from NookColor.
Thanks to Kregel for a copy to review.
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.
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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