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Katherine Applegate to Visit Longwood

Reported by on 9/29/17

Newbery Award winning author, Katherine Applegate will visit Longwood on Monday, October 2 at 7:00. This event is put on by Anderson's Bookshop but culminates our Wishing Day activity to raise funds for victims of the recent hurricanes. Katherine is the author of The One and Only Ivan, a favorite book of many of our students. She will be speaking about her newest book Wishtree. The description below is taken from the book's website (

"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."

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We hope you can join us as we help celebrate this newest book by this amazing author.

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