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THE TREES HAVE HEARTS
by  MRS.D.   

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Children

Publisher:  Xlibris ISBN-10:  1469134799 Type: 
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44

Copyright:  2012 ISBN-13:  9781469134796
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Mom's Choice Award Winner! Books: Inspirational / Motivational
Poignant and imaginative, this story will easily find a spot in the reader’s heart. The rich storytelling and unforgettable characters add flavor to an already delightful story line. This book opens a surprising imaginary world as seen through the eyes of a child…

 Mom's Choice Award Winner! Books: Inspirational / Motivational

The story of a young girl, left friendless because she could not speak a new language, will touch your heart. It will take your child into the imaginary world of a little girl who moved to America from a different country. Unable to speak English, the lonely girl could not find friends. She lived in an old house with a small garden, where three blooming trees and the mysterious wind became her first imaginary friends. The garden friends developed a wonderful friendship with the lonely girl, and helped her overcome her fears and worries. Through the story, they taught her how to make real friends and helped her cope with difficult moments while adapting to new surroundings. Unforgettable characters will open a beautiful imaginary world to young readers, inviting them to share the fears, tears and joys of a little girl. The story will teach the true meaning of friendship while showing readers the beauty of nature. 

 

     
Excerpt
After you finish reading this book to your child, stop your busy life for a moment and take time for you and your child. Close your eyes and go to a special place, where everything is simple and pure. Cuddle with your child on the green grass or golden sand… stare at the beautiful blue sky… listen to the splashing waves… spin around in a blooming garden or talk to the whispering wind. Look around you and see what is important in life and to your child.
Stop and breathe… Be a child for a moment… Dive into their imaginary world where you can hide in the shadows of blossoming trees. There was a time when my curly-haired girl taught me how to see her world through her innocent green eyes.
Do not lose this precious time together; our children grow so fast and I believe that these special moments are given to us for a reason. Hug your children every chance you get; reassure them that they are loved. They have their worries and fears, ideas and solutions as we do. Right or wrong, our children need us to understand their imaginary world and to be present in their dreams. Try to listen and hear what they are hearing and see what they are seeing. Love simple things with an open heart and you will receive unconditional love. Teach your children, lead them through their life, but let them run free in their imaginary kingdom.
I had the privilege to see this imaginary world through the eyes of my little daughter and saved those moments in my memories forever. The curly-haired girl is running free in the blooming garden. Now, it is your time, and I will share my story you…


Professional Reviews

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever moved to a new place and felt all alone because you had no friends? That’s what this beautiful book is about. This young girl was not only new with no friends, she couldn’t speak the language of those in her new hometown. This girl finds comfort in the beautiful garden at her new home, the mysterious wind becoming her first imaginary friend. As she spends time in the garden, the trees begin to talk to her, and these three trees became her friends as well. This leads to a beautiful imaginary world to this young one, helping her cope with the loneliness she faces.

This is a lovely book for young girls, and especially young girls who face loneliness because of being in a new place. They are sure to find peace and encouragement in the special values taught in The Trees Have Hearts. Mrs. D does a wonderful job of reaching out to kids in a unique way in this book. The beautiful trees give warmth and peace as they spread their blooms throughout the garden and into the hearts of those who read this book. The cover is beautiful and appealing, and the illustrations and colors throughout the book are adorable, heartwarming, and peaceful. Any young girl would want to snatch this book from the shelves to have as their own. I encourage parents of young girls to purchase this one for your child’s library. And even if you haven’t found yourself moving lately, this book can still have a positive impact on your child’s self confidence.


Kitty Muse Book Reviews
1 new country + 1 new home + 1 new language = one sad, lonely little girl.

This solitary little child watches the other children play, but from the safety of the trees that hide her from their sight. She would love to join them, but, since she can't understand them, she stays in her sanctuary with her wishes and dreams.

What a surprise, then, when the trees speak to her-in her own language! The magnolia, the weeping cherry, and the plum tree comfort her and welcome her into their leafy homes. Their constant presence, their interest in her day, and their encouragement when she has successes make her more and more sure of herself. Old Wind, who spends a lot of time among the trees, becomes her friend as well, finding her when she is lost and keeping her from harm.

But what happens when she goes away to summer camp? How will she get along without her garden friends? Old Wind has the freedom to go and check up on her, and is able to report back to the trees that she is happy-with new friends.

Does this disappoint the trees? Not at all-they welcome the little girl and her new-found friends. She is finally sure enough of herself that she can live in both worlds.

Until, once again, she has to pull up her own young roots and move again. The trees and Old Wind assure her that they will always be friends, since Old Wind can follow her wherever she goes.

What a darling book! I can just see some little girl, eyes sparkling with delight, as someone reads this book to her. The descriptions are enthralling ("Shaking glowing sparkles to the earth, the moon painted a soundless night in a silver shade with his invisible brushes"), and the story is just so sweet. The little girl is so real; I can imagine Ms. D'Agostino writing this with her own daughter in mind.

The character I most admired, though, was the little girl's mother. She lives the story of the talking trees with her daughter, instead of telling her that they live only in her young imagination. I guess the mom must have taken the author's advice at the front of the book:

"Be a child for a moment...Dive into their imaginary world where you can hide in the shadows of blossoming trees...Do not lose this precious time together..."

And I cannot add anything to that.


A Must Read For Any Child and/or Adult
I highly recommend reading this incredibly detailed and loving book along with your child. If not, then I would definitely have your children read it on their own because it captivates and pulls you in from beginning to end. With the descriptive language and detail to its surroundings, this story is the type of book that enables you to close your eyes and become part of the pages. All good stories have the power to take us to another world, and bring us back to see our own in a new way. This one is by far, one of those beloved books.

The sweet thing about this story is that you can read it with children between the ages of four and seven, and after that, they can decide to read on their own or continue to enjoy it with you. In our household, we look forward to our bedtime stories and downtime. I look forward to having this book next to the children's bed for many years to come as we imagine away with the little girl and her new friends.

We walked away with so many rewards from this story. It teaches you that you can learn many different things and appreciate the uniqueness and differences in all qualities of friends. Every person in this world is capable of contributing a certain gift toward one another. In "The Trees Have Hearts," the each tree possessed a unique quality and was able to teach the little girl something different as a result. Most of all, they taught her that you can make a friend no matter what the circumstances are. That is the beauty in all living things; whether they are human or a part of nature.


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