I read this beautiful book to my children every Easter. The original author of the traditional folktale has been lost, but The Tale of Three Trees has been handed down and retold over generations, with this wonderful retelling by Angela Elwell Hunt.
This book from the Christian tradition is the moving story of three trees with big dreams – one wants to be a treasure chest, another wants to be a mighty ship and the third wants to grow up to be the tallest tree in the world! What they become is far greater than they could have ever imagined, as they each go on to play a significant role in Jesus’s life. It’s a story of hope, love and sacrifice, and of dreams coming true in unexpected ways.
The Tale of Three Trees
Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
Illustrator: Tim Jonke
Publisher: Lion Hudson
This version first published: 2009