Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 4
- Grade: p
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.
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 www.kyomaclear.ca.
"A warm and engaging magical tale of friendship and the intrinsic beauty of nature."-School Library Connection
"Hums with understated everyday magic."-Publishers Weekly
"Exudes quiet magic and wonder."-School Library Journal
"This sweet, magical story, with no decorations or specific mention of Christmas, would be a great choice for any winter celebration."-Booklist
"Deftly pulls in the reader with spare, precise language and palette that evokes both winter and warmth."--Austin American-Statesman
"This ingeniously nondenominational tale brings a lovely serene pace to classic holiday themes like giving to others and gathering with dear ones."--The New York Times
"Sweet" - Kirkus Reviews