Tale Of Three Trees - Angela Elwell Hunt

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Tale Of Three Trees - Angela Elwell Hunt

Fiction - Children's - ISBN: 0745946496 - ISBN13: 9780745946498

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published 24/05/2013 | dynamicnurse
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"I can't see the wood for the trees..."

The Three Trees is an Easter based story, and is a traditional American fairytale that in this particular version has been retold by Angela Elwell Hunt with illustrations by Tim Jonke. As it is an overtly Easter based story, it is therefore safe to say that this is a Christian book. However it is not just based on the Easter story in itself though, for reasons that I shall try and undercover in a short while.

I have recently bought it for £3.99 on Amazon, although on closer inspection just now this price has gone down to £3.74 – I have not really seen it for sale that much in many high street shops, but you may just be lucky.

Without wishing to give too much of the story away, as the name suggests it is about three trees. They do not really feel very worthy of anything or up to much use to anyone, as they are just stood there in a forest growing. However over a period of time, each one of the trees are cut down – one to make the manger that held Jesus when He was born (although it was of course not originally intended for that as it was only really made as a feed box for animals); the second to make a boat that Jesus used in which to preach from after having slept in it and calmed the storm whilst being stood in it, and the third to make the cross on which He died.

I do realise that I have given you a little bit too much possibly of the story, but in reality the majority of the story is made up in the descriptions of what happened and the pictures that go with it. There is however a moral behind this particular story, which I shall now share with you all.

In short, the three trees thought that they were worthy of nothing else apart from standing there as a part of a forest and looking good from a distance. However they are used for three very different things, and although they do not really realise it at the time what they were used for were very important things. Yet this can be so true for us as human beings, and it tries to encourage people to look for what they have got and to use it for the benefit of other people.

This particular book is a good one that has been adapted over the years for various different productions and so on, and it is something that has been of great help and encouragement to me over the years. And so therefore I would encourage you to at least buy the book and read through it, even if you don’t look at it again – as you will find it of great help, I am sure.

I must state however that although it is an overtly Christian book which is aimed at people of all ages including children, some of the descriptions and images that are portrayed within it may be a little difficult or disturbing for people to be able to properly take in. But also owing to its Christian content, I am sure that it is not going to be quite right for everyone.

Thanks for reading!

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  • newprideexperiadj2 published 25/05/2013
    Not sure how being brought from back from the dead, if possible, would be disturbing for a young child.... Maybe the process of dying but not the Resurrection. Not sure if 1st 2 the bar just doesn't like religion to an extreme extent or if its genuine concern about gory images to children.
  • ChemicalRomance published 24/05/2013
    One for an acquired taste then?
  • 1st2thebar published 24/05/2013
    Represents Christ's Resurrection - disturbing for a young child especially one with an imagination. Expect nightmares if read before bedtime.
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Fiction - Children's - ISBN: 0745946496 - ISBN13: 9780745946498

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EAN: 9780745946498

Publisher: Lion Hudson

Type: Fiction

Genre: Children's

Subgenre: Picture books

Title: Tale Of Three Trees

Author: Angela Elwell Hunt

ISBN: 0745946496

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