Red is the main character. Red is a northern red oak tree. Red is an optomist and Bongo is a pessimist. Red lives by the elementary school. Trees have neither gender.
Hi, I'm Red. I have a crow friend named Bongo. This is the story of how I became a Wishtree.
It was back in 1848. Red's friend back then was a squirrel named Squibbles. "One of our new residents was a young Irish girl named Maeve. She’d voyaged across the Atlantic with her nineteen-year-old brother, who’d died of dysentery during the trip. Their mother had passed away shortly after Maeve was born; their father, when the children were nine and twelve." (31). One day Maive came up to Red and hung a wish on Red. It said “I wish for someone to love with all my heart.” (32).