The Tale of Three Trees

The Tale of Three Trees

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ISBN-13: 9780745917436
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 09/13/1989
Edition description: New
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 9,034
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
chairup More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
kdelker on LibraryThing 26 days ago
The Tale of Three Trees is the story of three trees standing tall on a hill, each dreaming of becoming something great. When the woodcutters come and cut down the trees, they are disappointed to not be turned into what they had dreamed. But as time goes by, each tree discovers they have become exactly what they had always wanted to be and more. I love this story because it shows that even though things don¿t always turn out like we plan, God¿s plan is always best. What we may see as ugly, weak and useless, God sees and beautiful, strong and perfect. In the classroom, we would discuss how everyone is important. We would use scraps of wood, sandpaper and glue to make something beautiful. We would discuss what we want to be when we grow up and draw a picture.
mjm232 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This book is one that I love. It's the story of three trees who have big dreams and aspirations for their uses when they grow up. In the end, they don't fulfill their dreams the way they originally wanted to, but their uses are even greater than they could ever imagine. In the classroom setting this book could be used to teach students about holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and also spark a discussion with students about what they want to be when they grow up.
rlanten on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This story is about three trees that dream about what they want to be when they grow up. When they do grow up they are cut down but not made into the fine things they dreamed about. The first tree wanted to be a beautiful treasure chest but ended up as the manger Christ was laid in. The second tree wanted to be a mighty ship for Kings but wound up as the fishing boat from where Christ calmed the storm. The last tree didn¿t want to be cut down she wanted to stay tall on the hill and point to heaven, she was made into beams that were used as Christ¿s cross. In the end they all realized that Gods love had changed them and made them into the beautiful things they wanted but in a different way.I loved this book. The pictures are amazing with soft details and colors. The message is great, while we may not get exactly what we want, Gods love can make us into the best we can be. 1.This could be used in a lesson about world religions. 2.It could be used in a lesson about art. The art used is smudged where the images are fuzzy around the edges, it could introduce new techniques.
servantHEART on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Three trees dreamed of becoming something special. The first wanted to become a beautiful treasure chest--holding beautiful treasures. The second dreamed of becoming a strong sailing ship. The last wanted to stay on the mountaintop and grow tall to point people to heaven. Well, their tree-dreams weren't granted, but their purpose was filled beyond any dream a tree could fathom. In the end, the first held Jesus when he was born (a manger), the second held Jesus when he calmed the storm (fishing boat), and the third was held by Jesus in the midst of a jeering crowd (the cross). I absolutely loved this story. I chose to re-read the book and post it as a review because it brought back warm feelings of my seventh grade Sunday School teacher sharing this story with my class. The paintings/illustrations are beautiful and the theme lends a perfect learning lesson--sometimes what we have planned for ourselves is much less than what God has planned for us.In the classroom, I would use this story to introduce a vocabulary lesson introducing the words: aspirations, dreams, plans, goals, etc. Each student could build their own vocabulary tree. This story could also introduce a dream project. Each student could, without restrictions, make up their story of what they want to become or do for someone else.
adge73 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
One of those books with a point that doesn't feel the need to whack the reader over the head repeatedly. Simple in a good way.
gaylagoff on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is a traditional folktale retold by Angela Elwell Hunt. It is the story of 3 trees and one becomes the cross for Jesus. It is really Amy's book, but I have it.
icedchai on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Genre: This book is a good example of a folktale. The series of events are both plausible (3 trees are used for different uses), and implausible (same trees are the sole 'providers' for 3 events in Jesus' life). This interaction with humans and trees are all drawn from the religious belief of Jesus Christ.Plot: 5 starsAge: Primary/Intermediate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! My family reads it each year around Christmas time. It tells of the dreams that 3 trees have. Neither of the trees become what they had hoped for but in the end they were still important. It teaches that God can make much more out of us than we can make out of ourselves.  
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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is beautiful and one I have been sharing with children for many years.  I recently purchased the 25th Anniversary Edition, only to find a glaring typographical error in the forward written by Angela Hunt.  I am sure the Three Trees Hardwood Distributors would be pleased to know they were actually referenced as the Three Threes.  Editors, proof readers???
casalady More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story and so do my kids! The message brings tears to my eyes.
h_leipart More than 1 year ago
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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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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read often in our home & gifted often to others
polishwhiteeagle More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!