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The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale

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Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ’s life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross.

Three trees that dream of greatness are surprised by the way their dreams come true.

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Overview

Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ’s life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross.

Three trees that dream of greatness are surprised by the way their dreams come true.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745917436
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 9/13/1989
  • Series: Tale of Three Trees Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 822
  • Age range: 4 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Angela Elwell Hunt is the author of numerous books, including If I Had Long, Long Hair (winner of the Lorna Baslian Prize for children's books), Nat the Brat, Mom and Dad don't Live together Anymore. She lives in Largo, Florida, with her family.
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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    The Tale of Three Trees

    Getting harder to find! An excellent book on how you can give no matter how small you are. Sometimes life doesn't seem like it will be what we wanted it to be.....BUT, life turns out to be just what you need. Enjoy your life!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    A reviewer

    Needing a book to read to my grandson at nap time, I pulled this one from his collection... This book brought tears to my eyes! It's wonderfully illustrated, & beautifully written.I was surprised at the depth of emotion this brought. Highly recommend this book to everyone who has children & those who do not.I'll be looking for more books from this Author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Ordered for great grandchildren. Great story for the season - Easter

    This order was placed by phone through our Southcenter store.

    I ordered four with each one to be sent to a separate address. All were received and much appreciated. Very efficient handling by Barnes and Noble. Thank you!

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Terrific book

    I always give this book to a child at his/her baptism. It is such a meaningful book about God's plan for us and the gift of His Son to me.
    I would read others books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Great book and message

    Love this story and so do my kids! The message brings tears to my eyes.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    This book is one of my new favorites. It took me by surprise the first time I read it, and I ended it in a puddle of tears. I love to read this story to chidren when i have their attention because the biblical correlations are made so beautifully. It is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2009

    Excellent Book - A Great Baby Shower Gift!

    As a family, we've read and re-read this book many times. We used to read it to our children, now they read it aloud to us and to our visitors! I've given this book numerous times as a baby shower gift and it is always well received. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    great book for your home library

    read often in our home & gifted often to others

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

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    Every Roman Catholic should own

    I plan on giving this book to EVERY Roman Catholic I know. Wonderful for bringing into the religious classroom for discussion. Short enough to read to a toddler. Teaches important life lessons. An inspiring story that is as insightful as it is unforgettable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    What an inspirational book for people young and old

    This book reminds me that God has a plan for me. His plan is far-better than what I can imagine. When things don't go the way I'd like them to, all I have to do is change my thinking and consider the experience a blessing. It is then I will understand its' purpose, and God's plan will be revealed. All things work for good for those who love the Lord. Amen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    Amazing story for all ages!!

    WOW!!! What an incredible story. I read it to my children every Christmas and it still tugs at my heart!! Makes a great gift!! I love, love, love it. Do not hesitate buying it for yourself, your children and your family and friends. Spiritually uplifting for all ages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2005

    A simple and timeless story, beautifully told

    For three little trees who dream of what they will be someday - a holder of treasure, a fine ship, a hilltop beacon pointing to God - life proves to have something rather different in store. They are disappointed that their lives are so mundane. And, as the years pass, 'the three trees nearly forgot their dreams.' Yet each eventually gets its wish, although not in the way it had foreseen. When that happens, each discovers that things turned out just the way they should have. This is a moving and eloquent story. Its illustrations are simple yet powerful. Readers will be reminded that God has plans for every one of his creations, that He never loses sight any of us. Children will learn that when they don't get what they want, it may be because something even better is in store for them. Adults will understand the concept of true happiness coming when we align our will with God's. Those who enjoy 'Trees' may also enjoy another picture book: Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee - A Bee's Bit of Wisdom. It concerns a young girl who is uncertain of her abilities, but forges ahead regardless. Books like Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee and The Tale of Three Trees are valuable tools in teaching children that God has a special plan for each of us, and through patience, persistence and faith amazing rewards will be revealed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2004

    Fantastic book for young and old

    This is a book that teaches that it is ok for things to go different than how you planned. Life is what happens while we are making plans. This is a must gift for teenagers and a great shower gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2004

    Awsome uplifting feel good story

    It is a true story of careful what you wish for.....you may be blessed tenfold

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2003

    Heavenly

    I was working as a babysitter at the time I read the tale of the three trees. The little girl I was keeping recieved it as a gift from her nanny.I had no idea what I was about to read. It grabbed at my heart from the time I read the first word. It is a very inspiring book not only for a christian to read but anyone else who wants to be uplifted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2003

    By God's Grace this Book is Amazing

    I have only seen and read this book once (On March 2002) and I will never forget it. My family and I were playing a tongue twisting game the day before with the words three trees. The next day, my neighbor who recently had a baby son name Refeal, received this book as a gift and he shared it with me. I had no idea what I was about to read, but as the pages turned I could see the Lord's hand at work. Great first book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2003

    Simple and Beautiful Message

    I first read this book as a teacher in a christian daycare. Immediately I fell in love. It's simple telling of the tree's dreams for their future and how God had something better for them is a great reminder that God has something better for us than what we want for ourselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    Touching and Comforting

    One of the sweetest books I have ever read. It gives me goosebumps every time I read it. It is comforting to know that, though we may not understand it at the time, God has a plan for all of us. A wonderful gift for anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2002

    Giving of ourselves

    Storyline brings forth how we are to give of ourselves for a greater need as Jesus has and still does continually. I gave this for an easter gift and marked scriptural references on each page to the corresponding gospels. It is very important that adults and children read the truth direct from the Bible so we don't think it is just a 'story'. One thing I did not care for was the artwork showing Jesus as super muscular, not that we know but I feel it was exaggerated and may convey that it was no problem carrying the cross.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    A MUST read for your family not just at Christmas

    WOW! To say this book moved me is an understatement. This story is simple enough for even the youngest readers and enchanting for the oldest readers and will give you goose bumps. Three trees have big dreams when they 'grow up' but they think those dreams are shattered when they are chopped down and made into things they considered to be shameful. Well, God actually fulfilled their dreams beyond their imaginations! It teaches so many lessons from realizing that God works in wonderful ways and will fulfill your prayers--even if it's not how YOU think it should be. It is a touching book that makes a huge point in a simple chronical of Jesus' life. All I can say is WOW...get this book for your family.

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