Thursday, December 18, 2008

Literacy Thursday

Today's feature isn't really a Christmas book, per se, but it is poignant and significant. The Tale of Three Trees by the prolific writer, Angela Elwell Hunt is a traditional folktale from the perspective of three trees standing on a mountain top.

The book begins with each tree's dream of what he would like to be when he grows up. For the first-a treasure box to hold the king's treasure. The second-a strong sailing ship. And the third just wanted to stand there straight and tall and point to heaven. Each in God's own way fulfills his dream by becoming a significant piece of wood in Jesus' life. I won't spoil it and tell you, but I am sure you can guess.

It's a wonderful book with beautiful pictures. This book can be read at all times of the year to remember the gift and sacrifice that God gave to each of us and to help us realize that God has a plan for our lives, but it may not be exactly how we envisioned it.

Addendum: This author has many other children's books as well as adult pieces. I'm very interested to get a hold of some of her Historical Biblical Fiction like the Nativity Story.
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CC said...

I've never heard of that book. Cool!

mommaof4wife2r said...

we have this on a gigi dvd...great story