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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

L' arbre des souhaits

by (author) Kyo Maclear

illustrated by Chris Turnham

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Christmas & Advent, General, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12


See below for English description.

Charles aimerait tant trouver un arbre de souhaits! Même si son frère et sa soeur ne croient pas qu'une telle chose existe, il saisit son toboggan et part à l'aventure. Sa route sera semée d'expériences merveilleuses qui lui feront découvrir que les souhaits se réalisent parfois de façon inattendue.

Le texte poétique et des illustrations chaleureuses réussissent avec brio à évoquer l'atmosphère douce et réconfortante du temps des fêtes. À relire toute l'année afin de renouer avec la magie de cette période si paisible.


Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.

The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.

Original title: The Wish Tree

About the authors

KYO MACLEAR was born in London and grew up in Toronto as the only child of a foreign correspondent. Her father reported on some significant world events, including recording the first interviews with American POWs in North Vietnam. While Stray Love is entirely a work of fiction, it is informed by her experiences living with her father. Her first novel, The Letter Opener (2007), was awarded the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Maclear is also an award-winning visual arts writer and the author of two children’s books: Spork (2010) and Virginia Wolf (2012). Visit her online at

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