Friday, October 31, 2014
The Angel Tree by Daphne Benedis-Grab
A heartwarming Christmas mystery and friendship story!
Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square--the Angel Tree. Some people tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true. Nobody's ever known where the tree comes from, but the mystery has always been part of the tradition's charm.
This year, however, four kids who have been helped--Lucy, Joe, Max, and Cami--are determined to solve the mystery and find out the true identity of the town's guardian angel, so that Pine River can finally thank the person who brought the Angel Tree to their town.
This is a heartwarming Christmas mystery, full of friendship, discovery, and loads of holiday cheer!
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 890L (What's this?)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 30, 2014)
My review: The Angel Tree by Daphne Benedis-Grab
I enjoyed this story. It is a true Christmas story, a mystery, community helping each other and fun to read. I like the characters, the setting and it is a touching story.
Every Christmas a big tree is put up on the town square. No one knows who is behind the tree. They call it the Angel Tree. The children or people who have a need or a Christmas wish write it down on paper and put it on the tree. Others see the wishes that they could give or help take it down. Some are simple others seem so big as impossible to receive their wish.
One boy wrote that he wanted to find a recipe his grandma talks about from Russia. One boy who's home burnt down a few weeks ago wishes for a house. A blind little girl who's seeing eye dog has cancer and her family can't afford treatment for him wishes for her dog to get well.
Four Children decide that they want to find out who is behind the Angel tree and give them a Christmas gift. They are determined to find out and find clues.
Lives are changed for the better. Lots of people are giving and receiving. It makes you think what can I do? What would I wish for?
The miracles don't wait for Christmas Eve but are answered when they can. This is a story that is uplifting.
I was given this ebook to read and in return I agreed to give honest review of it. Net Galley and Scholastic gave me this ebook.