Marva Hines Parker is a wife, mother and grandmother. Nurturing and caring for others has always been important to her. She is a third grade teacher in an urban community serving as grade level chair for the last two years. She has inspired children for many years to pursue their passion as she is doing by finally writing her first book. Marva has a B.S. Degree from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia where she graduated Suma Cum Laude and is now pursuing a postgraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. She served as the principal at a Christian School for five years. She serves in her church and works diligently to serve that ‘God gets the glory’ for all of her attempts. She has served as Vacation Bible School assistant and on numerous other ministries. Marva has been journaling for over twenty years and counting. She also has other works in progress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.
You might say Red has seen it all.
Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.
Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
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