Bare Tree and Little Wind: A Story for Holy Week and Little Wind by Mitali Perkins

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Reading Level: ages 4-8

Recommended For: All ages.

A lyrical, captivating retelling of the Palm Sunday and Easter story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl, that is sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith. 

Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem can’t wait for Real King to visit. But Little Wind is puzzled when the king doesn’t look how he expected. His wise friend Bare Tree helps him learn that sometimes strength is found in sacrifice, and new life can spring up even when all hope seems lost. 
This story stands apart for its imagination, endearing characters, and how it weaves Old Testament imagery into Holy Week and the promise of Jesus’s triumphant return. While the youngest readers will connect to the curious Little Wind, older children and parents will appreciate the layers of meaning and Scriptural references in the story, making it a book families can enjoy together year after year.

He makes the winds His messengers.

Psalm 104:4

The trees of the filed will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12

Our Thoughts

We’ve been fascinated by Mitali Perkins’ new release, featuring Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem, who can’t wait for Real King to visit.

My daughters were very sad when Jesus was crucified, but loved that Bare Tree became not so bare, and her seeds populated the earth. They loved how this story explained how we as Christians spread the word that the Lord Jesus is the Real King and has risen from the dead for us and is coming again! This book is an excellent reminder of the promise of his triumphant return! The graphics in this storybook our stunning, and the story grabbed my daughter’s attention. I highly recommend adding it to your Easter collection.

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Receive an exclusive digital Easter basket from Penguin Random House after purchasing a copy of BARE TREE AND LITTLE WIND!

  • Bare Tree and Little Wind coloring page
  • Make your own Lulav (palm frond) craft kit
  • Kid-friendly recipe card for homemade Easter chocolate peanut butter eggs

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