Katherine Applegate is coming!

Author Visit

Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 9:30am

3000 Jones Road

Austin, TX

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are invited to enjoy a presentation with a Q&A by the author.

K.A. is touring her new book, Wishtree!

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .


Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood.

You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

http://www.wishtreebook.com/

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal. Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and her first series, Animorphs, was written with her husband Michael Grant. Katherine Applegate lives in Tiburon, California, with her family.

http://www.wishtreebook.com/