The Trees Have Hearts – Multicultural Kid-Lit Review


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The Trees Have Hearts #kidlit #review #multicultural A child new to this county is sad because she doesn't have friends.  The trees are her friends and they help her to mature, stand-out and finally feel comfortable to make new friends.  A touching story of moving to a new place, emersing oneself in a new langage and finding courage via @MrsDBooks


Title:  The Trees Have Hearts

Author: Mrs. D.

Illustrator: Juli Hasegawa

Year of publication: 2012

Ages: 6-10



This is a story of a little girl from an expat family.  She comes to new surroundings and doesn’t know the culture or the language.  She really misses her friends and her grandmother in her homeland.  As a result, she has a really hard time making friends.  The kids from school tease her and say she is a mute or is deaf.  The constant teasing makes her sad.

The little girl loves to sit in the beautiful mature garden in the back of her house.  She sits and plays by herself among Sassy, the magnolia tree, and her two sisters; Chance the plum-tree, and Shadow, the weeping cherry tree, while the gentle old wind gently breaths fresh air through the new spring blossoms.  In a fit of despair (missing her friends and family back home), the magnolia tree whisper to the little girl, “I will be your friend”  in the girls native language – and a new close and lasting friendship is forged.  The Trees Have Hearts is a picturesque story of the power of the imagination – and how her first friends helped her to cope with a difficult situation.  And also, through the imagination of a young girl, the caring trees not only help her to adapt to a new environment but help her blossom into the beautiful, caring and social young lady that she ultimately becomes.

The imagery in this book is breathtaking.  While this book is great if you are moving to a new area – and how sometimes it can be scary!  Young children will love reading this book of how to build friendships far away.

Motivational and inspirational, This book received the Mom’s Choice Award – which evaluates services and products created for children and families.

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You can purchase The Trees Have Hearts on Amazon here.


About Mrs. D.

Mrs D #author Carlos the Mouse series, The trees have heart, The City Kittens and the Old House, & Good morning World #literacy #kidlit Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino), an award-winning children’s author, was born in western Ukraine. She lived in the historical city of Lviv, where she studied business in Lviv Business College and worked in the food industry. In 1992 she immigrated to the USA with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business. In 2011, she began her career as a writer, focusing on writing children’s books that have meaning and provide valuable lessons. Two of her children’s books, The Trees Have Hearts and Good Morning, World, won Mom’s Choice Awards in 2013. She is a member of SCBWI and speaks a few languages fluently. She lives in the famous town of Smithville, NJ, with her husband Patrick and a meticulous old cat named Nyda. You can visit Mrs. D. on the web here.

Other Books by Mrs. D.

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About Lisa

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  1. Dear Lisa,
    I appreciate your time and lovely review of The Trees Have Hearts. It is an honor to receive such kind words about my work. Thank you very much for your great support and this wonderful post. All the best! Mrs.D.

  2. Lisa,
    I just stumbled upon your site and have enjoyed reading your story about how you came into what you do today (similar to mine) and really respect the work you’re doing with your family. I currently have 1 son (5 yo) and trying for more. For me, exposing him to global culture is so imperative so I’m constantly trying to identify unique ways to expose him to culture within our local community! I believe books are the most accessible way to teach our children about global culture! Thanks for sharing your review!
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    • Hey Shana,

      I really value your comment. It is really important to get them exposed. I think it’s more important than math, reading, etc. It really does help in all areas, to expose them to new and different things.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
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