The Tale of Three Trees (25th Anniversary Edition)

The Tale of Three Trees (25th Anniversary Edition)

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The Tale of Three Trees (25th Anniversary Edition) by Angela Elwell Hunt, Tim Jonke


Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up …” So begins this enchanting American folktale. Angela Elwell Hunt’s ingenuous retelling of this timeless story, with illustrations by Tim Jonke has delighted readers of all ages for twenty-five years.
 
I never dreamed God would use Trees in this way ... All across the world, the Spirit of God is still touching the hearts of men, women, and children with this simple book. I am grateful, but to Him be the glory and honor and praise.
 
—Angela Hunt

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781411462
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Edition description: Third Edition, New, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt is the best-selling author of The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story. She has written over one hundred books in fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. She and her husband make their home in Florida.

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The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 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.
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a true story of careful what you wish for.....you may be blessed tenfold
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!